Neighbour charged in Ohio fire that killed seven
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.