LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The Arkadelphia community came in and out of Third Street Baptist Church to pray for Bobby Galbraith and his two stepdaughters, 4 year-old Marley Crutchfield and her 6-year-old sister Adiele. The family was murdered inside their home Thursday.
"I just felt like the community needs to come together as a whole and to pray for the families," said Sharon Riggs, who went to the vigil.
The community also prays for Riakos Lizana, the man Clark County prosecutors say is responsible for killing the three.
"I pray that God will intervene on his life as well," said Senior Pastor Greg Lathem.
Just hours before the vigil, Lizana went before Judge Robert McCallum, who appointed the 19-year-old an attorney. The arrest affidavit uncovered today shows bloody palm prints connect Lizana to the home.
FOX 16 also found out through court documents police found the children in their bedroom and one of them was under the bed.
"We always have to be reminded that God is in control. The God we serve in the good times is the God when difficulty arises," said Lathem.
The judge ordered Lizana be held without bond until his next court appearance January 8. Meanwhile, this community will continue to pray.
"We are just sticking together and being there for one another, as a town and as a community," said Riggs.
Even though a formal plea was not entered today, the public defenders office says the suspect plans to enter a not guilty plea. The public defenders office has also filed a motion to limit publicity, on which the judge has not ruled.
Court documents also show Lizana is charged with aggravated residential burglary in connection with this case, but it doesn't offer many more details beyond that and the prosecuting attorney is not commenting on the case.
Lizana has two kids, ages 4 and 2.