A 6 year old Mississippi boy stayed in a running car while his mother, Ebony Archie, hurried to the grocery store for 10 to 15 minutes when a man stole her car with the kid inside.
At 1:15 am, Archie parked her Toyota Camry and left her son, Kingston Frazier, inside while she entered a Kroger grocery store. During that time, a Honda Civic stopped and someone jumped out and stole the Camry.
Before realizing her son was gone with the car, Archie then informed an officer at the grocery store who immediately reported a missing car.
4:15 a.m., officials issued an Amber Alert. The alert included a description of Frazier; a 3 feet 9 inches tall boy who weighs about 40 pounds. He was wearing a white tank top along with khaki pants and “black and gold Jordan tennis shoes.”
Unfortunately, at 9:30 a.m., officials found Kingston dead with a gunshot to the back of his head. He was abandoned in the back seat of the Toyota, which was left by the criminal behind a warehouse in rural Madison County, approximately a dozen miles away from the Kroger.
On Thursday evening, authorities arrested three suspects. All of them aged 17 and their names are Dwan Wakefield, D’Allen Washington and Byron McBride. The three suspects will be held without any bail; and will be charged with capital murder, which results in a death penalty.
Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker’s Spokesperson, Heath Hall, 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 family’s reaction
The family was shocked, in disbelief that Kinston was dead.
“It’s hard to know that people out there are evil, that would kill a child,” Velma Eddington, Kingston great-aunt, said. “That’s evil. That baby hadn’t done anything to him. That baby hadn’t done nothing. They could have left that child on that back seat, asleep. They didn’t have to kill him. Those people are evil. Evil.”
“There is nothing out there worth taking a 6-year-old’s life,” the boy’s uncle said.