Boy arrested in deaths of family in burned California cabin

Oct 1, 2015 9:45 PM by Debbie Cobb

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in the killings of his father, the father's fiance and their 7-year-old son, whose burned bodies were found in a cabin in Northern California.

El Dorado County Sheriff John D'Agostini said at a news conference that 16-year-old Nolan Buchanan was arrested at his high school Thursday. District Attorney Vern Pierson said at the news conference that Buchanan will be charged with murder as an adult.

Authorities found the bodies in the aftermath of the fire on Sept. 13 at the family's cabin in Greenwood, about 50 miles northeast of Sacramento.

The remains were identified as 37-year-old Benicia resident Adam Buchanan, his fiance Molly McAfee, and their son Gavin.

It wasn't clear whether Nolan Buchanan has an attorney yet who could comment on his case.


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