LOUISVILLE, Ky. — According to KYCourts.net, a Louisville mother charged with killing her 10-year-old son has had her cash bond doubled.
Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers arrested and charged 28-year-old Kaitlyn Higgins with Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence Tuesday.
An arrest citation says that police discovered the 10-year-old dead from an apparent gunshot wound inside the trunk of a car after a caller observed Higgins carrying the body with a gun in hand.
In a mirandized-statement, Higgins admitted to officers that she shot her son and attempted to cut the tongue out of his mouth.
The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified the 10-year-old as Kyon Higgins, Jr.
"This wasn't the Kaitlyn I knew," babysitter of Higgins' two children, Miah Lancaster, said. "He was a sweet loving child, he was such a good boy."
A judge has raised the initial cash bond from $250,000 to $500,000.
Higgins remains in custody and is expected to appear in court May 3.