Revenge-seeking Colorado trio kill 5 in ‘coordinated’ arson attack – on the wrong home

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Kevin Bui, a Colorado man, has pleaded guilty to setting fire to an innocent family’s home in the middle of the night, killing five people, including an infant and a baby, after stealing their cell phones. However, none of the victims had any connection with Buoy’s stolen phone.

Bui, believed to be the ringleader of a trio of murderous arsonists, used the Find My iPhone app in 2020 to trace the location of a stolen cell phone to the area of ​​the victim’s home. Prosecutors said they set fire to the wrong house. .

The group spent weeks planning the attack, according to a probable cause affidavit, which also includes Bui’s Snapchat message “#Possibly Ruined FutureSandburnHis Home Could Go Down” Texts and social media messages such as “I have something to do with it” were detailed.

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Kevin Bui, now 20, pleaded guilty in 2020 to an arson attack that killed five members of a Colorado family. (Denver District Attorney’s Office)

Bui, who was 16 at the time, was the last of three friends to plead guilty in five murders in 2020, the Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

As part of the deal, Bui will spend 60 years in prison. In exchange, prosecutors dropped 60 criminal charges.

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The fire also killed Djibril “Zibby” Deol, his wife Aja, their 22-month-old daughter Khadijah, and Deol’s sister Hassan and 6-month-old daughter Hawa Bey.

Three other victims survived by jumping from second-story windows, but sustained injuries, according to a probable cause affidavit. The affidavit details the horrifying moment the fire consumed the home.

In 2020, a Colorado home was intentionally set on fire, killing five people.

In 2020, a Colorado home was intentionally set on fire, killing five people. (Denver District Attorney’s Office)

At approximately 2:40 a.m. on August 5, 2020, Denver police officers observed a crowd outside a burning home.

Responding officers called for backup and kicked in the front door, but “due to the extreme heat…we were forced to leave,” the affidavit states.

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According to the affidavit, officers saw “a small human corpse approximately three feet inside the front door.”

She tried to go back inside to save the baby, but the heat forced her back outside because “it was obvious the baby was not alive.”

A Denver police officer in the area attempted to flee into the building when he saw it on fire. "small human" He was inside but was forced back by the heat, according to a probable cause affidavit.

A Denver police officer in the area saw a “small human being” inside the burning building and tried to flee, but was pushed back by the heat, according to a probable cause affidavit. (Denver District Attorney’s Office)

Firefighters battled the flames and made great efforts to rescue those inside the house, but it was too late.

The family of five went to bed hours early, but they were not able to escape in time. They all died inside the house.

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A nearby camera captured video of the three suspects wearing hockey masks, but the colors were reversed because they were set to night vision.

The suspects in the video were wearing black clothing and had white theater masks or hockey masks covering their faces.

masked arsonist

A nearby camera captured three suspects wearing hockey masks. The footage was set to film at night, so the colors were inverted. The suspects were wearing dark clothing and had white theater or hockey masks covering their faces. (Denver District Attorney’s Office)

It was one of three videos mentioned in the affidavit, along with the homeowner’s own backyard camera that captured the suspect running from the burning home at 2:38 a.m.

The affidavit states the suspects were seen on surveillance video entering the home in a “coordinated” and “planned attack,” pouring gasoline on a living room wall and igniting an accelerant.

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By January 2021, Bui was arrested and charged with arson and murder, along with Gavin Seymour and Dillon Seibert.

Bui and Seymour were charged with a total of 60 felonies. Siebert, who was 15 at the time, was charged with 47 felonies. Siebert initially pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years in juvenile hall and an additional seven years in state prison.

Seymour pleaded guilty earlier this year and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.


Until last week, the last push was at the buoy. At Friday’s court appearance, Bui, wearing green prison uniform and handcuffed in front of him, sat with his attorney, but did not make any statements, the Associated Press reported.

He is scheduled to be formally sentenced on July 2nd.