Three accused in shooting death of 6-year-old make first court appearance

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D'Allen Washington, Dwan Wakefield, and Byron McBride/ Madison County Sheriff's Office

MADISON COUNTY, Miss. — Three Mississippi men charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy made their first court appearances Monday.

Nineteen-year-old Byron McBride and 17-year-olds Dwan Wakefield and D’Allen Washington were all denied bond after being arrested in the shooting death of Kingston Frazier, WJTV reported.

Kingston Frazier

Authorities said Frazier was found dead in his mother’s car Thursday, hours after the vehicle was stolen from outside a Jackson supermarket with the child inside.

A judge is expected to decide Monday whether to set bail and also will appoint lawyers to any of the three who lack one.

A special investigator’s sworn statement obtained by The Associated Press said Wakefield told police that McBride stole the car and killed Frazier.

Though all three are charged with capital murder, only McBride could face the death penalty, authorities said.