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Tulsan Charged With Second-Degree Murder After Son Dies In Alleged DUI Crash

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Cody Welch, 33, of Tulsa. Cody Welch, 33, of Tulsa.
MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma -

A Tulsa man arrested over the weekend after a crash that killed his 5-year-old son has been charged with second-degree murder, possession of a controlled and dangerous substance and failure to provide security.

According to an affidavit filed with the court, police say Cody Welch, 33, stated that "he killed his baby boy and it was his fault."

3/10/2013 Related Story: Tulsa Dad Arrested For DUI In Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old Son

The crash happened early Saturday in Fort Gibson. Police said Welch drove left of center and overcorrected, causing his pickup truck to roll several times before it hit a tree. The boy was ejected from the pickup truck.

In the affidavit, police say Welch was "unsteady on his feet, had bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of an intoxicating beverage on his person."

Welch was booked into the Muskogee County jail. His bond is $200,000 and a court appearance set for March 26, 2013.

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