AKRON, Ohio – A judge has a bond of $7 million for an Ohio man accused of setting a fire that killed seven of his neighbors, including five children.
Fifty-eight-year-old Stanley Ford was initially denied bond at first, but that changed after his lawyer argued Thursday Ford is married, has two children and is still not convicted.
Ford is charged with one count of arson and seven murders.
Ford has pleaded not guilty. Costs can be changed, so that he faces the death penalty.
Ford is accused of setting a fire in the house on 15 May that killed a couple and five children in Akron. Researchers do not talk about a possible motive or what led them to Ford.
He is next due for arraignment on June 9.