Since the incident, Kyle's mother Katie Alwood has been given a gagging order restricting her ability to talk about the case.
However, shortly after the incident, before the gagging order came into affect she spoke to CBS News.
The heartbroken mother said: "Everyone is looking at him like he's some kind of monster, but that's not who he is," Alwood said, adding, "People make mistakes and that's what this is. Yes, it was a horrible tragedy, but it's still not something to throw his life away over."
Alwood explained her son had been recently diagnosed with a form of schizophrenia, ADHD, and bipolar disorder, and that he is a loving boy who deserves a second chance.
The fire reportedly killed Kyle’s two half-siblings, one-year-old Ariel and two-year-old Daemeon Wall; and his cousin, Rose Alwood, aged two.
Kyle’s stepfather, 34-year-old Jason Wall, and the children’s maternal great-grandmother, 69-year-old Kathryn Murray also died.
Authorities said the victims died of smoke inhalation inside the family’s mobile home at Timberline Mobile Home Park.
Kyle is due back in court on November 22 but because of his age, cannot be held in custody between hearings.