15-Year-Old Charged with Murder in Fatal Shooting of 3 People Inside Burning Arkansas Home

The 15-year-old boy, who has not been identified, is being charged as an adult



An Arkansas teenager has been charged with murder after three people were found shot dead inside a burning home over the weekend.

The Saline County Sheriff's Office said on Monday that a 15-year-old boy, who is being charged as an adult, was arrested on charges of capital murder, arson, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and the Associated Press. He is reportedly being held without bail.

According to the sheriff’s office, three people were found fatally shot inside a home after deputies responded to a structure fire around 4 p.m. on Saturday west of Traskwood, a city located about 35 miles outside of Little Rock, the AP reported.

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Authorities have identified the victims as Jacob Martin Sr., 47, Dara Martin, 53, and Aleah Martin, 16.

The teenage boy, who has not been identified, was taken into custody for questioning and later arrested in connection with the triple-homicide, the sheriff’s office said, per the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

The relationship between the suspect and victims is unclear. Further details were not immediately available.

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