Family: 6-year-old will 'not die in vain'

Lauren Perry
May 21, 2017

All three suspects in custody for the kidnapping and shooting death of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier have been charged with capital murder.

Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest said authorities will charge Byron McBride, D'Allen Washington and Dwan Wakefield with capital murder in the death of Kingston Frazier.

"Other than it just being somebody being mean and evil and cruel, I'm not seeing a motive being developed as to why these individuals would have killed this child", Guest told the Clarion-Ledger.

According to police, while Kingston's mother was shopping, another vehicle pulled up alongside the running auto.

Around 9:30 a.m., authorities found the vehicle abandoned on a dirt road in Gluckstadt, Mississippi, in rural Madison County, with Kingston dead of a gunshot wound in the back seat, authorities said at a news conference.

Ebony Archie was grief stricken and collapsed into the arms of family members when she found out her son had been murdered.

"The Jackson Public School District is deeply saddened by the tragic death of North Jackson Elementary scholar Kingston Frazier", JPS spokesman Sherwin Johnson said. None of the the three men have been charged, and authorities have not released a motive.

Kingston was to graduate from kindergarten on the same day he was killed. It is unclear if the driver of the Camry knew that the child was in the auto.

Family: 6-year-old will 'not die in vain'

When the youngster's body was discovered in the abandoned vehicle around eight hours later, police announced the news to the media before telling his parents.

The vehicle was parked outside a Kroger store on Interstate 55 and left running while Kingston's mother entered the store, authorities state.

The child, Kingston Frazier, was in a Toyota Camry at about 1:15 a.m. CDT (0615 GMT) outside a Kroger store in Jackson while his mother was inside.

He had no details on a motive, adding, "A 6-year-old kid, who does that?"

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber said that his city needed to make clear there was "no tolerance on any level for acts of violence against children".

Wakefield, Washington, and McBride - who are in their late teens - have been held in the Madison County Detention Center without bond, Madison County Sheriff's Office representative Heath Hall said. "That's evil. That baby hadn't done anything to him". Do you think they need to tone it down?

"Sixteen to 30 are committing these crimes that you just can't take back, and to be honest with you, I don't think that they know the consequences of it. Those people are evil".

Police searching for a young boy who was inside a auto when it was stolen in MS say they believe the boy was killed.

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