TIMELINE: Kingston Frazier's tragic death

Cheryl Sanders
May 22, 2017

Three young men have been arrested in the USA, hours after a 6-year-old boy was found shot dead in his mother's stolen auto.

Dwan Wakefield, D'Allen Washington and Byron McBride - all in their late teens - are being held without bond in the Madison County Detention Center.

According to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, this all started around 1 a.m. Authorities say Kingston was sitting in a silver 2000 Toyota Camry at the Kroger on I-55 in Jackson when someone stole it.

During a press conference Thursday, authorities in Madison County revealed Kingston's body found several hours after he was kidnapped. They issued an Ambert Alert at 4:15 a.m., but around 9:30 a.m., they found Kingston dead with a gunshot wound to the back of his head.

Eight hours later, the vehicle was found abandoned with the young boy's body in the back. "His mother has to deal with it".


"She feels guilty for the fact that she made a decision to go inside the store and leave the auto running when she went inside the store", her uncle, David Archie, told WLBT-TV.

They will be charged with capital murder, Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest said. Guest says the other two do not yet have lawyers.

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason said Archie's mother Ebony Archie left the store about 2:30 a.m. on Thursday and told a sheriff's deputy her vehicle was stolen. It was unclear Friday if any of the three suspects has hired an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Archie's family members told local news media Friday that she had picked up her son from his grandmother after going out with friends to celebrate her birthday, and was dashing into the Kroger to buy party supplies to celebrate Kingston's kindergarten graduation, which was scheduled Friday.

Kingston Frazier was set to graduate first grade Thursday.


Police said a multi-jurisdictional investigation is underway. Both Wakefield and Washington will be tried as adults. The suspect in the passenger seat jumped into Archie's vehicle and drove away with Kingston inside.

Velma Eddington, Frazier's great-aunt, said the family was thankful for people's support but said his death was the result of evil.

Family members described Kingston as a warm, fun-loving child who loved to be spoiled by his uncles and "aunties".

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". They didn't have to kill him.

Thursday, May 18 - 11:25 a.m. - 17-year-old Dwan Diondro Wakefield, of Ridgeland, is taken into custody on Holmes Avenue in the kidnapping and slaying of the little boy.


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