Kingston Frazier death: Car thief shot six-year-old in the eye, arms, and head after finding him sleeping in the back
At the trial of 20-year-old Dwan Wakefield on Wednesday, chief medical examiner Mark LeVaughn testified that Kingston Frazier was shot dead on May 18, 2017
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: A Mississippi woman tragically lost her six-year-old son after a man who stole her car found him sleeping in the back seat and shot him four times.
During the trial of 20-year-old Dwan Wakefield on Wednesday, October 30, chief medical examiner Mark LeVaughn testified that Kingston Frazier was shot in both arms, his right eye and in the back of his head on May 18, 2017, ABC 16 reports.
Ebonie Archie, Kingston's mother, testified that she left her car unlocked before going into a Kroger store in Jackson as she spotted a police officer nearby.
According to the report, Wakefield is charged with being an accessory to the murder, kidnapping and motor vehicle theft.
Wakefield reportedly picked up Byron McBride, who is convicted of the six-year-old's murder, and told authorities what happened only after being arrested and interrogated by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.
Agents were heard in a two-hour audio recording pressing Wakefield to reveal all the details about what happened to Kingston, a kindergartner at the North Jackson Elementary School.
If convicted on all counts, Wakefield faces 45 years in prison.
"It's clear that (Wakefield) knew Kingston was in the car," Lynn Winston, the slain child's grandmother, told ABC 16. "To think that someone could be that terrible to a child, it's just unbelievable."
That said, McBride was sentenced to life in prison for murder, while D'Allen Washington, another accomplice, was sentenced to 15 years on an accessory charge.
Speaking to authorities, Wakefield recounted how McBride phoned him and told him he was going to "off the child" after realizing he was sleeping in the back seat of the stolen vehicle. But McBride's lawyer claimed his client meant he would drop him off somewhere.
McBride was 18 at the time, while Washington and Wakefield were 17.
Kingston's mother Archie was purchasing items for her son's kindergarten graduation at the aforementioned Kroger store, whose parking lot is often patrolled by sheriff's deputies.
A silver Honda Civic pulled up as soon as Archie left and a man got out and drove her Camry away.
Authorities eventually found the car the following morning about 14 miles to the north, after a man spotted the vehicle on the side of a dead-end road in the suburb of Gluckstadt.