AKRON, Ohio (WJW)– The man accused of killing nine people in two arsons was found guilty Tuesday night.
A Summit County jury convicted Stanley Ford, 62, on all counts of aggravated murder. He was acquitted on three counts, including one count of arson for a January 2017 car fire.
Police said Ford started two house fires just four doors apart from each other on Fultz Street in Akron.
The first was in April 2016. It killed Lindell Lewis, 66, and Gloria Hart, 65, while one man was able to escape.
Then about a year later, Ford set fire to another home, investigators said. The two-story house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Seven family members died of smoke inhalation on the second floor.
The victims of the second fire were Dennis Huggins, 35; Angela Boggs, 37; Jared Boggs, 14; Daisia Huggins; 6; Kyle Huggins, 5; Alivia Huggins, 3; and Cameron Huggins, 16 months.