Louisville mother charged with murder of 10-year-old son

Police said Kaitlyn Higgins, 28, was charged with murder after officers found her son dead from a gunshot wound in the trunk of a car.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville mother is charged with murder after police found her 10-year-old son dead in the trunk of a car, according to an arrest quote.

Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers were called to the 1200 block of Algonquin Drive shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. A caller said he observed Kaitlyn Higgins, 28, with a gun and a boy wrapped in a blanket.

Once at the scene, officers observed Higgins on the home’s porch with what appeared to be blood on the front porch steps, the quote says.

LMPD officers then opened the trunk of a car that belonged to Higgins and discovered the body of his 10-year-old son who died from an apparent gunshot wound.

Friends and neighbors are trying to figure out how it happened, including 10-year-old babysitter Miah Lancaster. She looked at the boy KJ and his younger brother.

“It wasn’t the Kaitlyn I knew,” said Miah Lancaster. “He was a sweet and loving child, he was such a good boy.”

Higgins admitted to officers that she shot her son and placed him in the trunk of his car. She also said she tried to cut the 10-year-old’s tongue out of her mouth, the quote says.

Higgins is charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence. His obligation went from $ 250,000 to $ 500,000.

Higgins is scheduled to appear in court on May 3.

The department’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating.

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