Taegrin Morris's killer to appear in court

The young boy was dragged behind his mother’s hijacked car in Reiger Park in July.

A photograph of Taegrin Morris is strung to a fence outside his home for a march in memory of the boy who was killed in a tragic hijacking, 25 July 2014. Picture: Dineo Bendile/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A suspect arrested in connection with the murder of four year old Reiger Park boy Taegrin Morri s is expected to appear in court today.

The young boy was dragged behind his mother's hijacked car in the East Rand community in July.

Police have described the arrest as a major breakthrough.

The 32-year-old suspect was apprehended in Katlehong on Monday, marking the culmination of an intense investigation.

The police's Neville Malila says catching the suspect was not an easy task.

"It was indeed a difficult investigation, remember also at the time after the incident had occurred, we had the community giving us the information."

Little Morris was still strapped into his car seat when the hijackers drove away with his mother's car.

He died a short while later and his body was later discovered in Boksburg next to the abandoned vehicle.

The suspect is facing charges of murder and hijacking