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Colorado teen pleads guilty to setting fire to wrong home over stolen iPhone, killing family of five

A young Colorado man could face up to 60 years in prison for setting fire to the wrong house and killing five innocent family members in a wild revenge plot over a stolen iPhone.

Kevin Bui, now 20, pleaded guilty last week to starting a late-night fire near Denver in August 2020 after tracking a stolen cell phone to the general area using the “Find My iPhone” app. Pleaded guilty.

Bui, then 16, was portrayed by prosecutors as the ringleader of three friends who planned the inferno that incinerated a Senegalese family, including two baby girls.

Kevin Bui, now 20, pleaded guilty last week to starting a late-night fire near Denver in August 2020 that killed five members of a family. AP

Jibril Deol, 29, Aja Deol, 23, their 22-month-old daughter Khadija Deol, and relatives Hassan Deol, 25, and their six-month-old daughter Hawa Bey, all died. burn.

The other three people also escaped by jumping from the second floor of their home in the middle of the night, sustaining broken bones.

Surveillance video showed Bui and two of his friends wearing full face masks and black hoodies setting the house on fire.

Police named the three as suspects after obtaining a search warrant that required Google to hand over IP addresses that searched for the home’s address within 15 days of the fire.

Jibril Dior, 29, Aja Dior, 23, and their 22-month-old daughter Khadija Dior, along with relative Hassan Dior, 25, and his six-month-old daughter Hawa Bey, all died in the fire. Denver Post via Getty Images

The teens were eventually arrested about five months after the fire.

Dillon Siebert, then 14, pleaded guilty last year to second-degree murder and was sentenced to three years in a juvenile detention center and seven years in a state prison for juvenile inmates.

Meanwhile, Gavin Seymour, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder and was sentenced to 40 years in prison in March.

Bui, then 16, was treated by prosecutors as the ringleader of three friends who hatched a catastrophe that killed a Senegalese family. AP
Surveillance video showed Bui and two of his friends wearing full face masks and black hoodies setting the house on fire. via Reuters

Bui, who was charged as an adult, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in a plea deal that proposed a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison (30 years on each charge).

Sixty other charges against Bui, including first-degree murder, attempted murder, arson and robbery, were dropped by prosecutors under the agreement.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 2nd.

with post wire

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