Mississippi – On Thursday three teens were arrested hours after a 6-year-old boy was found shot dead in his mother’s stolen car.
According to FOX News, the Mississippi teens will be charged with capital murder.
Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest announced at a news conference that authorities plan to charge Byron McBride, D’Allen Washington and Dwan Wakefield in the death of the child.
Authorities found Kingston Frazier shot at least once in the back seat of his mother’s stolen car, which Jackson Police Cmdr. Tyree Jones said was abandoned in a muddy ditch about 15 miles north of the Kroger parking lot where he was taken.
A sheriff spokesman said:
“All they had to do is let this kid off on the side of the road, at a grocery store, at a church, anywhere else, but they chose to kill the kid.”
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for Kingston at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday. The original 911 call came in at 1:37 a.m.
Kingston was inside the silver 2000 Toyota Camry in the parking lot of Kroger on Interstate 55 when someone stole the car, police said. The boy’s mother left the car running while she went inside the store, authorities said.
When they realized there was a boy in the backseat, they shot him. The carjackers then abandoned the car in a ditch, with the boy’s body in the backseat.
Kingston was scheduled to graduate from first grade on Thursday, according to the boy’s uncle, Martin Archie.
“He was so excited that was all he was talking about yesterday was his graduation today,” Archie told Jackson CBS affiliate WJTV.
“That baby hadn’t done anything to him,” Frazier’s great-aunt Velma Eddington told The Clarion-Ledger. “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.”
The incident was caught on surveillance video, and the Honda also had been found. An alert was put out for the missing child, and relatives told WJTV they had combed the city looking for Kingston.
“This is the worst thing,” a sobbing Deanna Moore, Kingston’s aunt, told WJTV as family members wept behind her.