A man accused of killing his own son in a drunk driving wreck will face a jury starting Tuesday.
Kristoffer Craft is represented by attorney Peter Schulte and Interim Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith is trying the case in the 15th state District Court. The two sides picked a jury Monday and expect testimony to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
The crime Craft is charged with started when he drove his 2009 Chevrolet truck into a house just outside Whitewright on April 7 of last year. At that time, Texas Department of Public Safety Staff Sgt. Mark Tackett said Craft’s son, 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.
Last week, members of Craft’s family released a letter to Smith saying the case should have ended in a plea bargain because the family had already suffered enough through the loss of Kolton and the jailing of Kristoffer Craft.