Baby Killer Caught
- A man who was caring for 2-year-old Kyrian Knox in the summer of 2015 "snapped" and killed the toddler after the lactose-intolerant boy was fed milk and cried for a whole afternoon, police said.
Kyrian's dismembered remains were found in the Garfield Park Lagoon on the West Side on Sept. 5, 2015. Police said in a news conference at the park Tuesday afternoon that Kamel Harris, 41, was arrested on murder charges in Kyrian's slaying after investigators learned that blood they recovered from the man's vehicle belonged to the boy.
Harris, of Rockford, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder, felony concealment of a homicidal death and felony dismemberment of a human body.
He was brought to Chicago on Monday from the Winnebago County Jail, where he was in custody on unrelated charges.
Hopefully, this brings some closure. Not to the usual suspects who pretty much abandoned the child to strangers for whatever reasons, but to the coppers who responded to the floating body parts, the divers who recovered more body parts, the police guarding the scene, the detectives working the scene and the case - this had to be one of the more horrifying homicides in living memory.