JACKSON, Miss. – A Mississippi teenager charged with murder in the death of a 6-year-old told the researchers that the boy was actually made by another of the three teen suspects, according to a researcher of the affidavit.
The Associated Press obtained the affidavit and Friday, a source with knowledge of the matter of the death of Kingston Frazier. The boy was found shot to death on the side of a dead end road on the inside of his mother’s abandoned car, hours after someone stole the Toyota Camry out of a supermarket car park.
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Rusty Clark said in the affidavit submitted in connection with the case that the 17-year-old Dwan Wakefield of Ridgeland told Clark and other researchers, 19-year-old Byron McBride of Pickens was wrong.
“During this interview, Wakefield involved Byron McBride as the person who actually stole the vehicle and shot Frazier,” Clark’s statement said.
When you are asked for a further explanation, MBI spokesman Warren Strain declined with the words: “the court document speaks for itself.”
Wakefield, McBride, and 17-year-old D, ” All of Washington, of Ridgeland will be held without bail in Madison County, just north of Jackson, in anticipation of Monday morning in the courtroom. It is unclear whether any of the three lawyers.
Although all three are charged with capital murder, only McBride could face the death penalty. The US Supreme court outlawed the death penalty for crimes committed by persons under the age of 18 in 2005.
Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland said Kingston was shot multiple times. Prosecutor Michael Guest said authorities are still looking for the gun used to kill Kingston but are convinced that they have enough evidence against the three teen suspects to proceed without.
“I don’t believe it is anything other than a crime of opportunity,” Guest said, that there was no evidence of a deeper plot besides the stealing of a car that Ebony Archie walks with her child in. He said that he did not believe anyone else was involved.
Security video shows that after Archie left her car for about 1 hour, another car drove in and a man got out and then drove off in her Camry. Frazier was in the back seat.
Archie’s family members told local media Friday that she had picked up her son from his grandmother to go out with friends to celebrate her birthday and was going into the Jackson supermarket to buy party supplies to celebrate Kingston’s kindergarten graduation, which was scheduled Friday.
“She feels guilty for the fact that they decided to go in the store and leave the car when she went inside the store,” David Archie, Ebony Archie’s uncle, told WLBT-TV.
The car was found eight hours later, abandoned in a muddy ditch about 15 miles (20 kilometers) north of Jackson in Gluckstadt. People continued to flow to the site of Friday afternoon with a number of abandoned small memorials. A note said: “Kingston R. I. P. Sweet angel, fly high. You are loved and will be missed. Prayers for your family.”
Guests would not say if any of the men who have known, but Clark’s statement made clear that at least Wakefield has spoken with the researchers. Guest said investigators are collecting surveillance video from the neighborhood where the car was left behind, also as the pursuit of a mobile phone clues that may indicate the whereabouts of the suspects.
Breeland said an autopsy was completed and the body of the boy was released to a funeral director. However, no funeral arrangements had been planned on Friday afternoon.
Guest said Washington is currently indicted for the armed robbery in Madison County. Court explains to the other two men have no criminal history as adults.
Associated Press photographer Rogelio Solis contributed to this report from Gluckstadt, Mississippi.