Neigh­bour charged in Ohio fire that killed seven

Cape Breton Post - - News -

AKRON, Ohio — A neigh­bour of a fam­ily that died in a house fire was charged Tues­day with in­ten­tion­ally set­ting it ablaze, killing two adults and five chil­dren. Stan­ley Ford, 58, was charged with ag­gra­vated mur­der and ar­son, Akron po­lice said. In­ves­ti­ga­tors would not dis­cuss a pos­si­ble mo­tive in the May 15 fire or say what led them to Ford, who was taken into cus­tody Tues­day. A mes­sage seek­ing com­ment was left at his home.

Other than be­ing neigh­bours, po­lice said they did not know of any con­nec­tion be­tween Ford and the fam­ily. Author­i­ties last week searched sev­eral houses near the fire-rav­aged home. Killed were 35-year-old Den­nis Huggins, his part­ner, 38-year-old An­gela Boggs, and five chil­dren: 14-year-old Jered Boggs, 6-year-old Daisia Huggins, 5-year-old Kylle Huggins, 3-year-old Alivia Huggins and 11-month-old Cameron Huggins.

A med­i­cal ex­am­iner said all seven died of smoke in­hala­tion.

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