A 15-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with capital murder after the fatal shooting of three individuals at a home in Arkansas.

The tragic incident occurred in a central Arkansas community, where the bodies of 47-year-old Jacob Martin Sr., 53-year-old Dara Martin, and 16-year-old Aleah Martin were discovered following a response to a structure fire. The 15-year-old is also facing charges of arson, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with physical evidence, and is held without bond. The victims' relationship to the accused remains unclarified by the authorities.