Louisville, Kentucky: Officers responded to a call Tuesday at approximately 9:30 pm after a woman stated that they had seen 28-year-old Kaitlyn Higgins with a gun carrying a boy wrapped in a blanket.
When officers arrived on scene, they reportedly found her on the front porch of a residence and observed blood on the first steps of the porch.
Convinced that there was an emergency based on information they had, officers opened the trunk of a vehicle that Higgins identified as hers. Inside they found the body of her 10-year-old son Kyon Higgins Jr. dead from a gunshot wound.
According to the arrest report filed by officers Higgins gave a post-Mirandized statement in which she "admitted to attempting to cut the victim's tongue out of his mouth" before shooting him.
Higgins has been charged with murder- domestic violence and tampering with physical evidence. She made her first appearance in court earlier today where Jefferson District Judge Jennifer Wilcox agreed to a motion filed by the Commonwealth to raise her bond.
"The Commonwealth has made a motion today to increase your bond to $500,000," Wilcox told Higgins during the online hearing. "Having reviewed the violent nature of these allegations and your criminal history, I do believe that that is appropriate and I will grant the motion."
Higgins remains in custody of Louisville Metro Corrections and is due back in court on May 3.
"This wasn't the Kaitlyn I knew," Miah said. "[Kyon] was a sweet loving child, he was such a good boy."