CHICAGO — A Prepare dinner County jury acquitted an Illinois man accused of killing a 2-calendar year-previous boy, dismembering his physique and dumping his continues to be in Chicago’s Garfield Park Lagoon.
Kamel Harris, 44, was found not guilty on Thursday in the ugly 2015 death of 2-year-aged Kyrian Knox.
In August of 2015, Kyrian’s mom had offered the boy to Harris, the father of a buddy, for a pair of months while she and a good friend experimented with to locate employment in Iowa in hopes of moving there, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Harris took the stand in his possess protection Wednesday and explained he gave Kyrian to three folks following talking by phone to a girl he considered to be the boy’s mom.
The toddler’s human body was located months later in the lagoon soon after an individual saw a foot floating in the water.
Harris’ lawyer continuously said that there was no forensic proof tying his client to the crime.
The boy’s mom, Lanisha Knox, wailed in the courtroom following listening to the jury’s verdict, in accordance to the Chicago Solar-Periods. Following leaving the developing, Knox reportedly mentioned, “That was some bulls***. I are unable to think this.”
“This is an innocent male,” Assistant General public Defender Kulmeet Galhotra told the paper. “The guy who did this is nonetheless out there.”
Harris is anticipated to be introduced from custody shortly.