Trial date set for Chicago suspect accused of killing toddler, dismembering body

11 days ago

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The trial date for the Chicago man who allegedly killed a 2-year-old boy and dismembered his body was set for May 15.

Kamel Harris was charged with murder, concealing a homicidal death and dismemberment of a corpse for his alleged role in the death of Kyrian Knox in 2015.

Harris was taking care of the toddler while his mother, who is the suspect's daughter friend was out. He reportedly had given the lactose intolerant boy milk causing him to cry for hours. After he died, Harris took the toddler's body to his home where he dismembered it and put the body parts in plastic bags tied to weights. He then threw the bags into Garfield Park lagoon.

A witness called police after seeing the victim's foot floating in the water, they then arrived to retrieve the rest of the body after draining the lagoon.

A tentative for a plea agreement has been turned down amid victim's family complaints.