Chicago mom accused of murdering 12-year-old son didn't show up for court

The mother accused of murdering her own son in South Chicago did not show up to court Friday.

Fallon Harris was supposed to be in court on murder charges of Kaden Ingram's death.

Kaden Ingram died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Eugene Wood said Harris’ violent outburst began around 10:15 a.m. last Saturday, when she pressed Kaden about the whereabouts of a digital memory card she had removed from her vehicle the previous night.

After Kaden was unable to produce the memory card when his mother demanded it at gunpoint, she shot him, prosecutors said.

A video surveillance camera inside the home captured audio of that first confrontation and gunshot.

Harris then answered a phone call before demanding the memory card again from Kaden, who was still "conscious and crying," Wood said. When he said he didn’t know where it was, she shot him again.


That second shot, which caused Kaden to collapse on the kitchen floor, was clearly captured on video, Wood said.

Harris later admitted to two family members that she had shot her son because he wouldn’t return the memory card.

Some of her family members, including her husband, went to court instead on Friday.

Her next hearing is next month. 

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.