Bail set at $1M for mother accused of shooting son - 8 News NOW

Bail set at $1M for mother accused of shooting son

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LAS VEGAS -- A 31-year-old Las Vegas mother of three faced a judge in Las Vegas Justice Court Thursday morning and had her bail set at $1 million.

Shavon Jacklein Carrillo, who also uses the name Shavon Aguilar, flipped an obscene hand gesture at media attending her first court appearance and she attempted to hide her face.  When she was asked if she understood the charges against her, she replied, "a little."

She is facinattempted murder and child abuse charges in the shooting of her 11-year-old son Israel Carrillo. She told police she planned to commit a murder-suicide.

Police say her brother-in-law grabbed the .22-caliber rifle after she shot her boy, but before she could shoot herself early Monday at a Las Vegas apartment near Vegas Drive and Decatur Boulevard.

Police say Carrillo confessed to the shooting. According to the arrest report, Carillon told a detective that she lowered the gun to where he was sleeping, her finger was on the trigger, and either prior to pulling the trigger or just after, she told her son she loved him.

Carrillo is being held at the Clark County jail, and her son remains in critical condition at a Las Vegas hospital.

Carrillo told investigators she was distraught about breaking up with the boy's father, and she thought that if she and her son died, they'd be together.

Carrillo, Israel and her two other children were staying at her sister's apartment. The sister told 8 News NOW the shooting has been very stressful for the whole family and they are trying to come to grips with what happened. The sister, who did not want her name revealed, said she visits Israel at the hospital every day. He was a student at George Harris Elementary School.

In court, the prosecutor revealed the child's prognosis is not good.

"The 11-year-old is still in critical condition and not expected to improve," Chief Deputy District Attorney Robert Daskas said.

During her appearance, Carillon told the judge she didn't like being held in segregation at the jail.

"Can I get out of C-2? I don't know what that is and I don't like it there, and I don't know why," Carillon said.

A public defender will represent Carillon. She is due back in court on June 13.

(Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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