MS teens face charges over kidnapped boy found dead

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

Newser has reported that three teenagers have been arrested in the horrific slaying of a 6-year-old boy in Mississippi.

Police have taken an 18-year-old man into custody for questioning, and authorities were still searching for a second "person of interest, " said Hinds County Sheriff's Office Major Pete Luke. It is unclear if the driver of the Camry knew that the child was in the vehicle. The store's parking lot is patrolled by sheriff's deputies, including one in a golf cart.

The disappearance sparked a massive search, with a child abduction alert played repeatedly on local newscasts and police and family members issuing public appeals for help. This Madison County Detention Center booking photograph taken Thursday, May 18, 2017 shows Byron McBride.

Three youths - Byron McBride, 19, and DeAllen Washington, 17, both of Jackson, and Dwan Wakefield, 17, of Ridgeland - were arrested and are being charged with capital murder, said Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi State Police. She approached the deputy and said her auto was missing, but did not initially report that her son was inside, Mason said. But the sheriff said Archie subsequently told authorities about her son.

A spokesman for the school, Sherwin Johnson, told the USA news channel WAPT: "The Jackson Public School District is deeply saddened by the tragic death of North Jackson Elementary scholar, Kingston Frazier".

All three will be tried as adults with capital murder for killing a child, according to District Attorney Michael Guest.

UPDATE: 05/18/2017 10:12am The Amber Alert for Kingston Frazier has been canceled.

Kingston Frazier was found dead in Madison County, Mississippi, authorities confirmed Thursday morning.

Kingston Frazier's mother Ebony Archie collapsed in the arms of relative Martin Archie after learning her six-year-old son was found dead. Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland says Kingston was shot multiple times.

Video surveillance caught the suspects pulling up next to the vehicle Archie was driving and left Kingston to sleep. The District is providing grief counselors to the students and staff of the school.

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation special agent Rusty Clark said in a sworn statement the AP obtained that Wakefield implicated McBride in interviews as the one who stole Archie's vehicle and shot and killed her son.

An alert was put out for the missing child, and relatives told the station they had combed the city looking for him.

"That's evil", the boy's great aunt, Velma Eddington, told the Clarion-Ledger. They didn't have to kill him. "Evil. They need to find that other one before we find him...it's evil what they did". "Those people are evil".

  • Larry Hoffman