JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) – Jury selection is now complete in the case of Dwan Wakefield.
He’s scheduled to appear in court Tuesday at 1:00 PM.
Wakefield is third man charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Kingston Frazier.
The six-year-old was found shot to death in the backseat of his mother’s car in May, 2017. Investigators said the car was stolen from the Kroger on I-55 in Jackson. Frazier was asleep in his mother’s car when she went into the store to get some items to celebrate Kingston’s graduation. The news made headlines across the country.
Three were arrested in the case — Byron McBride, who was 19 at the time, Dwan Wakefield, and D’Allen Washington, both 17. McBride later pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Washington pleaded guilty in February 2018 to accessory after the fact of the kidnapping. He faced a maximum of 20 years in prison with five years suspended.
Wakefield was charged with accessory after the fact to murder, kidnapping and motor vehicle theft.
Wakefield says he is innocent. 12 News spoke with his attorneys this afternoon. They say they’re confident in their case.