The French gendarmerie arrested a 15-year-old boy this weekend after the charred bodies of his parents were found in their home in Chateauvilain, a town of less than a thousand inhabitants between Lyon and Grenoble.

The boy, whose name is Valentin, confessed on Sunday to killing them, the Prosecutor's Office confirmed. "I confirm that young Valentin has confessed to the gendarmes that he was responsible for the death of his parents," Grenoble prosecutor Eric Vaillant said.

The young man had been wanted since last Monday, after the fire broke out on the farm where they lived. Then the charred bodies of his parents were found, according to investigators. They had "gunshot wounds to the skull" and chest.

The teen has three other siblings, one, 17, who was not in the house at the time of the fire and two older sisters who do not live in the area.

According to the newspaper Le Dauphine Liberé, the teenager may have used his father's shooting guns to commit the crime, the motives for which are still unknown.

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