Byron McBride’s trial in the murder of six-year-old Kingston Frazier is reset for April 23rd. Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest says he believes a second defendant, De’Allen Washington’s case will most likely begin on the same day. Prosecutors requested a third suspect, Dwan Wakefield, be tried as an adult. The D.A.’s office is waiting for a response from Madison County Youth Court.
The tragedy began to unfold this past May when a car belonging to Frazier’s mother was stolen from the I-55 Kroger parking lot with the little boy in the back seat of the vehicle.
Investigators found the car within hours abandoned in Madison county with Frazier inside. He was shot multiple times.
McBride’s and Washington’s cases were presented to a grand jury this past fall. In November, the Grand Jury returned indictments.
Grand jurors found probable cause in the case of a third suspect, Dwan Wakefield, and asked the Youth Court to “take all available action” to certify him as an adult.
McBride faces life in prison or execution if convicted.
Washington faces a maximum of 45 years in prison.