Three teenagers in Mississippi have been arrested for killing a 6-year-old boy after they stole the car in which he was sitting.
Kingston Frazier, 6, was left alone inside his mother's Toyota Camry in the parking lot of a Kroger grocery store in Jackson, Mississippi, reports CNN. Three teens pulled into the parking lot in a separate car. One allegedly got out of the other vehicle and into the Camry before the two cars drove off, according to a statement from the Hind's County Sheriff's Office. It is unclear if the driver of the Camry knew that the child was in the car.
When Kingston's mother, Ebony Archie, came out of the store, she saw that her car was missing and immediately alerted a nearby sheriff's deputy. An Amber Alert was issued by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation when police learned Kingston was inside the stolen vehicle.
The vehicle was stolen at around 1:15 a.m. on May 18 and later that morning, Kingston was found dead inside the vehicle, which had been abandoned on the side of the road. A passerby spotted the car and matched the description to the Amber Alert.
According to Madison County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Heath Hall, Kingston was shot in the back of the head.
Dwan Wakefield, Byron McBride and D'Allen Washington are currently being held without bond in the Madison County Detention Center. All three suspects are in their late teens. All three will be charged as adults.
After learning her son had been killed, Archie collapsed. According to the Clarion-Ledger, she had to be carried down a flight of stairs at the district attorney's office in downtown Jackson. Family and friends were there to support Archie as she learned the news that Kingston was dead.
Kingston's great-aunt, Velma Eddington, spoke to the Clarion-Ledger about the support the family received and said that the boy's death was the result of evil.
"Everyone that was praying for us, that we would find Kingston alive, we want to thank everybody for that, but this is, really, this is, it’s hard to know that people out there are evil, that would kill a child. That’s evil," Eddington said. "That baby hadn't done anything to him. That baby hadn't done nothing. They could have left that child on that backseat, asleep. They didn't have to kill him. Those people are evil. Evil. They need to find that other one before we find him ... it’s evil what they did."
According to CNN, all three suspects will be charged with capital murder for the killing of a child during a kidnapping. They are also facing charges of auto theft.