Three teenagers charged with capital murder in the death of six-year-old Kingston Frazier will have their preliminary hearing in Madison County Justice Court on Monday.

Dwan Wakefield, 17, of Ridgeland; D’Allen Tyreek Washington, 17, of Ridgeland; and 19-year-old Byron Delance McBride of Jackson remain in the Madison County Detention Center without bond.

County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Hancock said the preliminary hearing is a very important step in the judicial process because it’s the stage where they have to show probable cause that the crime was committed.

“Preliminary hearings are always in the lower court,” she explained. “Provided we meet the burden of proof the judge will bind them over for presentation to a grand jury and it will be out of (Justice Court) to (Circuit Court).”

Hancock said on Monday they will present some evidence and law enforcement’s version of the events that took place surrounding the death of the Jackson boy.

Frazier was last seen in his mother’s car in the Kroger parking lot on I-55 in Jackson around 1 a.m. May 18. His mother, Ebony Archie, told officials she went inside the store to pick up items for his kindergarten graduation party later that day.

Archie’s car was stolen and later found abandoned on the east side of Gluckstadt Road on a dead end near the state Liquor Distribution Center. Frazier was found dead in the backseat. Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland said Frazier died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Law enforcement officials have said McBride was the triggerman.

Wakefield is being represented by Hattiesburg attorney Tom Fortner. Washington is being represented by Warren Martin of Jackson. McBride is being represented by attorneys with the State Public Defender’s Office.

The preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m.