AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Investigators in Ohio have charged a neighbor with setting a house fire that killed two adults and five children last week.
Akron police say they charged 58-year-old Stanley Ford with aggravated murder and arson on Tuesday.
A possible motive in the May 15 fire isn’t clear. Police wouldn’t release any other details about the investigation.
Ford was taken into custody Tuesday.
A medical examiner says all seven in the home died of smoke inhalation.
The victims were a 35-year-old man, his 38-year-old partner and their five children. The oldest child was 14 while the youngest was just 1.
Authorities last week searched several houses in Akron near the fire-ravaged home.
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