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Suspect in Kingston Frazier case pleads guilty to accessory charge

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A suspect in the Kingston Frazier murder case has pled guilty.

Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest has confirmed that D’Allen Washington pled guilty to a charge of accessory after the fact to kidnapping in connection with the death of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier which occurred in May 2017. Guest says that Washington’s testimony will help build their case against the suspected shooter, Byron McBride.

“He has agreed to cooperate with law enforcement and with our office in the prosecution of the other defendants. He did give a statement under oath regarding not only his involvement, but also the involvement of his codefendants. We believe his cooperation in this case will help as we go forward and seek the death penalty against Mr. McBride,” Guest said.

McBride has been charged with capital murder, and his trial date is set for April 23rd. A third suspect, D’wan Wakefield is currently awaiting a ruling from the Madison County Youth Court which would decide whether or not his case will move back to the Circuit Court.

Related: Trial date set for suspects in Kingston Frazier murder case

During today’s hearing, Washington also pled guilty to a robbery charge which was unrelated to the Frazier investigation.

Guest said that the maximum sentence for the accessory after the fact to kidnapping charge is 20 years, but Washington may serve closer to 15 because of his cooperation.

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