Teenager charged with first-degree murder, arson

Teenager charged with first-degree murder, arson

WALTERS, Okla._A teenage boy was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and first-degree arson in the killing of a woman who was found dead inside her burned home in Temple, Oklahoma.

The boy, an unnamed 13-year-old, was brought into court under tight security, almost entirely covered by a blanket and the windows to the courtroom were covered. The judge has sealed all documents connected to the case because of the defendant's age, but at this point, he has been charged as an adult.

His attorney will have the opportunity to argue that he should be tried as a youthful offender. If that argument fails, then the related court documents will be released.

Early Tuesday morning, Temple firefighters pulled the body of 41-year-old Shannen Brown from her home after a fire that investigators say was originally called in by the teen. Investigators believe Brown was killed and then her bedroom set on fire.

The teen is now being held in the Comanche County Juvenile Detention Center on a $1 million bond.

We'll continue to follow this case as it develops.