Colorado Man Arrested for Fire at Wrong Home, Killing Family in Revenge Plot


A man faces up to 60 years in prison for allegedly setting fire to the wrong home in a Denver, Colorado, neighborhood, resulting in the death of an entire family in August 2020.

Images show Bui and the family who perished in the fire:

The fire was allegedly part of the young man’s “barbaric revenge plot” to locate his stolen iPhone. He reportedly used the “Find my iPhone” app to pinpoint it in that area.

Bui has been accused of leading three friends to ignite the blaze that killed a Senegalese family, including two babies.

In 2021, a Denver 7 video showed the fire at the home and a photo of what appeared to be the three suspects, wearing hoodies and masks:

A first responder told the outlet that crews found five people dead inside the building’s lower portion that night.

The Post article stated, “Djibril Diol, 29, Adja Diol, 23, and their 22-month-old daughter, Khadija Diol, as well as their relative Hassan Diol, 25, and her 6-month-old daughter, Hawa Beye, were all killed in the blaze,” adding that three others suffered broken bones when they jumped from the second floor to escape:

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

Authorities prosecuted Bui as an adult, and he pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder. The young man faced 60 other charges, which were dropped due to a plea deal proposing to keep him behind bars for 60 years.

He is scheduled for sentencing in early July.

In November 2021, CBS Colorado reported that Bui had been robbed of his phone and other items in a Denver park. He later told police the alleged arson attack was “part of a plan to get even,” according to a reporter for the outlet.

Although the app located the phone at the home, the family living there reportedly had no connection to the device.

Amy Furr
Amy Furr
Pre-Viral Reporter. Amy covers human interest, politics, crime, health, faith, history, wildlife, and service journalism. Previously, she was a tutor at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, TX and a freelance writer for Townhall Media.

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