Three Mississippi men will be charged with capital murder in the carjack slaying of a 6-year-old boy, who was set to graduate from kindergarten just hours after he was killed.
Kingston Frazier was shot at least once in the back seat of his mother’s stolen car, which cops say was abandoned in a muddy ditch about 15 miles north of where he was taken.
The boy had gone missing after 1 a.m. Thursday morning when a man was seen on video taking the car from the parking lot of a Kroger supermarket in Jackson.
The missing Toyota Camry with his body was found nine hours later beside a dead-end road in the northern suburb of Gluckstadt.
Ebony Archie had left her son in the car, with its engine running, while she went inside a Kroger supermarket. The heartbroken mother had to be carried by family members after she learned the news of her son’s death.
“That baby hadn’t done anything to him. That baby hadn’t done nothing. They could have left that child on that backseat, asleep. They didn’t have to kill him. Those people are evil. Evil. They need to find that other one before we find him … it’s evil what they did.”
Video from the scene and a witness helped identify suspects Byron McBride, D’Allen Washington and Dwan Wakefield. Washington and Wakefield are both 17, and McBride is 19.
In the state of Mississippi, 17-year-olds accused of capital murder are tried as adults. The three are expected to make initial court appearances on Monday.
Kingston was set to graduate from kindergarten later Thursday.