Bail Denied For Teen Accused Of Murdering 6-year-old

CANTON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi judge is still denying bail to one of three teenagers charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy.

Local media report that Madison County Circuit Judge Bill Chapman denied the request made Monday by 17-year-old Dwan Wakefield, who remains jailed.

Also still jailed without bail are 17-year-old D’Allen Washington and 19-year-old Byron McBride.

Kingston Frazier was asleep in his mother’s car when it was stolen from a Jackson supermarket parking lot May 18.

He was found shot dead on the rear floorboard hours later.

Lawyer Tom Fortner argued that Wakefield didn’t participate in the death in a way meriting murder charges.

District Attorney Michael Guest has said a grand jury could consider reduced charges against Wakefield and Washington.

Statements have named McBride as the shooter.

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