Man Faces 60 Years In Prison For Setting Ablaze A House That Killed Family Of 5 Over Stolen iPhone

A tragic incident from 2020 resurfaced as 20-year-old Kevin Bui pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges for setting a house on fire over a stolen iPhone, resulting in the death of a family of five in Colorado.

According to Denver 7 News, Bui, who was 16 at the time of the crime, sought revenge for his stolen iPhone by using the “Find My” app to locate it.

Along with two friends, Bui went to the location indicated by the app and set the house on fire in the middle of the night.

The arson claimed the lives of Djibril Diol, 29; Adja Diol, 23; Khadija Diol, 2; Hassan Diol, 25; and 6-month-old Hawa Baye. Three others sustained injuries while escaping the burning home.

Police tracked down the perpetrators by obtaining IP addresses from Google searches related to the crime. This led to the arrest of Bui and his accomplices, who were caught on camera wearing hoodies and masks at the scene.

One of the teens, aged 14 at the time, received a sentence of three years in juvenile detention and seven years in prison after pleading guilty. Another teen was sentenced to 40 years after pleading guilty as well.

Bui, considered the ringleader of the arson, recently pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder as part of a plea deal that could see him spending up to 60 years in prison.

While the family of the deceased finds some relief in Bui’s guilty plea, they believe justice has not been fully served. Their community continues to support them during this difficult time.