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A teenager who set fire to the wrong house killed a family of five

A teenager who set fire to the wrong house killed a family of five

In revenge for having his iPhone stolen, an American teenager decides to start a fire among the “thieves”; However, he targeted the wrong house and killed a family of five, including two children.

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When Kevin Bui was 16 years old, he first noticed that his phone had been taken from him in August 2020. He used the “Find My iPhone” app on another device to track the item’s whereabouts New York Post.

Later, a fire had already started in a house in the Denver area of ​​Colorado.

A couple and their 22-month-old daughter died, as did another family member and their 6-month-old daughter. Three others were injured trying to escape the burning house; They jumped from the second floor.

The teenager was accompanied by two friends wearing masks and black hoodies. Police identified the trio as suspects after obtaining a search warrant to hand over the IP addresses searched to Google to obtain home addresses.

Kevin Bui, now 20, pleaded guilty last week. Because he was an adult, he was sentenced to 60 years in prison for second-degree murder, or up to 30 years for each count.

One of the accomplices, Dillon Seibert, who was 14 at the time, was sentenced last year to three years in juvenile detention and seven years in a state prison program for juvenile inmates after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

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

Kevin Bui’s final sentencing will be announced on July 2.