OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. – A man arrested for the death of a 6-year-old boy is back behind bars less than 48 hours after he was released.
Kelly Corn was in jail for the tragic death of Saxton Watley.
Prosecutors said he was high on meth when he drove the wrong way on the Kilpatrick Turnpike, killing the little boy.
Corn avoided jail time for weeks when he fled to Texas after the crash. A judge said Corn violated his bond conditions.
It was on Easter Sunday that little Saxton Watley was killed.
His family said they’re still holding out hope justice will be served.
Corn wants to be free on bail until trial.
Monday, his family posted his $250,000 bond, but police arrested Corn at his attorney’s office the next day, after he failed to comply with his bond conditions.
Corn made arrangements to stay at a hotel, but the judge said that’s not a proper residence for house arrest.
The judge said she was out of town when Corn’s attorney got another judge to sign off on the order to let him out.
“To tell you the truth, we were distraught, really discouraged with the system, really nothing you should expect to hear for a murderer to be free on the street,” said Jeremiah Jones, Watley’s cousin.
Watley’s family was devastated to hear Corn was out, still grieving over the loss of the boy with the big smile.
“This is not the first time he’s evaded prison quickly, this is the second time,” Jones said.
Corn initially turned himself into a jail in Callahan County, Texas, where his uncle, a justice of the peace, gave him a bond.
Texas authorities never notified Oklahoma County he was in custody, and a judge here ordered his arrest.
He’s been in the Oklahoma County jail since May.
Now, Watley’s family is anxious for their day in court.
“We don`t want anyone else’s family to endure what we’re enduring now and have to do for the rest of our lives,” Jones said.
Corn will be back in court on Friday when a judge will resolve the matter.
Corn’s attorney maintains his client did nothing wrong.
Corn is charged with five felony counts, including second degree murder and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.