“She was a happy-go-lucky kid,” said Zion’s great aunt, Cassandra Norman “I mean, it’s just unbelievable.”
Harris, who is originally from New Orleans but had moved to Atlanta, was in town to help nurse a sick relative. Friends and family claim to be shocked by Zion’s murder allegedly at the hands of her mother, reports The Advocate.
“You didn’t see any red flags with Michelle because of the way she treats her kids,” said Vanessa Scott, a family friend. “You don’t expect that.”
Harris’ bond was set at $350,000 and she remained in jail Thursday night.
Authorities are currently investigating whether or not Zion was the victim of repeated abuse or if this was an isolated incident.