Autopsy reveals official cause of death of 6-year-old in Jackson

Kingston Frazier (Photo Source: MBI)
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - UPDATE: A sworn statement shows a Mississippi teenager charged with murder in the death of a 6-year-old boy told investigators that the boy was shot by another of the three suspects.

The statement was obtained Friday by The Associated Press from a source with knowledge of the case.

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Rusty Clark says in the sworn statement that 17-year-old Dwan Wakefield of Ridgeland told Clark and another investigator that 19-year-old Byron McBride of Pickens stole the car with Kingston Frazier inside and then shot the 6-year-old.

Wakefield, McBride and 17-year-old D'Allen Washington of Ridgeland are being held without bail in Madison County, just north of Jackson, awaiting Monday morning court appearances. McBride could face the death penalty.

District Attorney Michael Guest said Friday that authorities are seeking the weapon but are confident they have enough evidence against the three teen suspects to proceed without it.


The Madison County Coroner says that 6-year-old Kingston Frazier died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland has confirmed that the autopsy for the 6-year-old has been completed. He declined to tell WLBT-TV where on his body he was shot.

All three suspects in custody for the kidnapping and shooting death of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier have been charged with capital murder. No bond was given. They will appear in court on Monday.

Byron McBride, DeAllen Washington and Dwan Diondro Wakefield have all been arrested in the child's death.

Bryon McBride (Photo Source: Madison County Sheriff's Office)
DeAllen Washington, police say he is a suspect (Photo Source: Hinds County Sheriff's Office)
Dwan Diondro Wakefield, a person of interest who has been taken into custody (Photo Source: Hinds County Sheriff's Office)