Three teenage boys have been arrested in Denver in connection with a house fire that killed a family of five last summer.
The teens, who have not been named, are not related but know each other. Two are 16-years-old and one is 15-years-old.
Djibril and Adja Diol, along with their 22-month-old daughter Khadija were killed in the fire. Another relative, Hassan Diol and her infant daughter Hawa Baye, were also killed. Three other people in the house managed to escape by jumping from the second floor. All three had non-life-threatening injuries and survived.
Surveillance video showed three people fleeing the August 5 crime scene in a dark colored Sedan wearing face masks and hoodies.
The suspects are facing first-degree murder charges as well as three counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, three counts of first-degree arson, eight counts of fourth-degree arson, and one count each of first- and second-degree burglary.
“We are grateful, but we are still in pain. Arrest has been made, but we know it’s not going to bring these beautiful people back.” Said Papa Dia, a family spokesman who is also a Senegalese immigrant.