1st court appearance for 3 teens in shooting death of boy, 6

Three Mississippi teenagers charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy are expected to make initial court appearances.

19-year-old Byron McBride and 17-year-olds Dwan Wakefield and D’Allen Washington were arrested in the shooting death of Kingston Frazier. Authorities say Frazier was found dead in his mother’s car Thursday, hours after the vehicle was stolen from outside a Jackson supermarket with the child inside.

A judge is expected to decide Monday whether to set bail and also will appoint lawyers to any of the three who lack one.

A special investigator’s sworn statement obtained by The Associated Press says Wakefield told police that McBride stole the car and killed Frazier. Though all three are charged with capital murder, only McBride could face the death penalty, authorities say.

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