MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

November 6, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Man pleads guilty to death of his son


— Cody Welch pleads guilty to first-degree manslaughter for the death of his child.

According to the police report, Jackson Welch, 6, was a passenger in a 2004 Ford F150 pickup driven by Cody Welch, 33, at approximately 4:10 a.m. March 9. According to officer testimony, Welch told officers at the scene he had been driving “45 to 50 miles per hour” when he overcorrected and rolled the pickup multiple times.

For more on this story read Thursday's Phoenix.