Three Mississippi men are accused of killing a 6-year-old in a carjacking outside a supermarket this week, just hours before the young boy’s kindergarten graduation.
Kingston Frazier’s mother, Ebony Archie, had left him in her car with the engine running as she went inside a local grocery store, The New York Daily News reported.
While Archie was in the store, carjackers stole her car, and when they realized there was a boy in the backseat, they shot him. The carjackers then abandoned the car in a ditch, with the boy’s body in the backseat.
Archie collapsed and had to be carried by family members when she learned her son had died, the Daily News said.
“That baby hadn’t done anything to him,” Frazier’s great-aunt Velma Eddington told The Clarion-Ledger. “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.”
Police used video and witness accounts to identify three teenagers as the carjackers. Byron McBride, 19, D’Allen Washington, 17, and Dwan Wakefield, 17, will all be tried as adults on capital murder charges.