A Leonard man accused of causing a wreck that killed his own son could face a jury later this month.
Kristoffer Craft's attorney, Peter Schulte, met with Interim Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith in the 15th state District Court Friday to discuss pretrial matters.
Craft was arrested in April last year and charged with murder, intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle and interfering with an emergency call. Craft was booked into the Grayson County Jail, and total bond was set at $1 million. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The charges came about after the 2009 Chevrolet pickup Craft was driving crashed into a house outside of Whitewright on the evening of April 7 last year. Texas Department of Public Safety Staff Sgt. Mark Tackett said the child, Kolton Craft, was in the passenger seat without a seat belt when the crash occurred. Kolten Craft was transported to Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The wreck occurred on FM 814 about two miles south of Whitewright. Troopers said Craft was traveling west on FM 814, went through a T intersection, hit a ditch and a tree and then drove into the house.
Smith said he expects to have about 30 witnesses in the case and expects it to take about a week to try.