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Driver charged in Edmond boy’s death returns to Oklahoma County, turns self in

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Kelly Corn

EDMOND, Okla. – An Edmond man, who is charged with second-degree murder, turned himself into Oklahoma County authorities this weekend.

Officials say 6-year-old Saxton Watley, his 9-year-old brother, Stephen, and their mother, Shavon McNack, were traveling on the Kilpatrick Turnpike last month when they were hit head-on by Kelly Corn.

Corn was driving the wrong direction on the turnpike when he hit the family.

Tragically, 6-year-old Saxton died from his injuries.

Authorities say Corn was driving “while under the influence of intoxicating substances.”

The affidavit states that officers found a pill bottle that contained a clear substance, a red-stained napkin and straws inside Corn’s vehicle.

Officials say a test of Corn’s blood determined that he had methamphetamine, tramadol and hydrocodone in his system at the time of the accident.

Earlier this month, Corn turned himself into a jail in Texas in the same county where his father serves as a high-ranking judge.

At the time, Oklahoma County officials said they were never even notified Corn was in custody.

The Justice of the Peace in Texas set Corn’s bond at $111,500.

But in Oklahoma County, murder defendants are denied bond until at least their first court hearing.

Now that Corn is in custody in Oklahoma, he is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.

His bond is expected to be denied.

Saxton Watley’s family released a statement on Monday to NewsChannel 4.

At this time the Watley family is still grieving over our lost “Angel” Saxton Watley.  We would
like to thank the Oklahoma community and the many friends and family that have shared their prayers and support with us over the past 5 weeks. We are pleased and thankful that the suspect has turned himself in to the Oklahoma Authorities and look forward to
the legal system bringing Justice and closure to this tragic incident.


The Watley Family