Kaillyn Harris was on probation at the time of the shooting at Everlasting Life Holiness Church in Prichard. Because of this, the judge ruled not to grant Harris bond.
Carter’s family was in court Monday morning, the decision bringing some relief to her family. “A little bit better that there was no bond given out today,” said Ramona Carter, Carter’s daughter-in-law.
Harris is accused of shooting into Everlasting Life Holiness Church in Prichard last week, killing Carter.
“Here we have an innocent woman sitting in church, praying on the church pew. She deserved better, she deserved better and we can do better in this community and we have got to stop this,” said Ashley Rich, Mobile County District Attorney.
Harris tearfully apologized after she was arrested. “I’m sorry and I didn’t intend to do this,” said Harris. “Anybody who knows me, know I got a good heart. And I ain’t intend to do this. Can y’all please forgive me?”
Carter’s family says that apology has helped some, but they still have a long grieving process. “The fact that she turned herself in, and that it did sound sincere, we did appreciate that. The family appreciates that,” said Ramona Carter.
Prichard Police called the shooting reckless, and Rich says it highlights an ongoing problem. “The issue in that case, that case sends the message we’ve been talking about so long, you don’t solve your problems with a gun,” said Rich.
Harris was on probation for an insurance fraud case when the shooting happened. Her bond charge could change depending on if any changes come to the cases she is on probation for.
Harris was arrested on Thursday, Dec 30, 2021, and charged with murder and shooting into an occupied building.
Harris’ next court date will be held on Thursday, Jan 6.
Harris’ family was also in court Monday morning, they declined to comment.