AKRON, Ohio — 3News has been live in Summit County for the trial of Stanley Ford, the Akron man accused of killing nine people in multiple house fires.
Opening statements were held Monday in the new trial, which comes after Summit County Judge Christine Croce declared a mistrial in the case last June when Ford's attorney had cited concerns about getting a fair trial during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The judge sent the jury home shortly before 12:30 p.m. Monday after listening to opening statements. The trial will continue at 9 a.m. Tuesday and last until further notice.
Ford is accused of setting two Fultz Street fires that caused nine total deaths -- including a family of seven. That incident claimed the lives of Dennis Huggins, Angela Boggs, and their five children, Cameron, Alivia, Kylle, Daisia and Jered. A sixth child, who was 18, was not home at the time of the fire. The previous fire happened about a year earlier, and claimed the lives of Lindell Lewis and Gloria Jean Hart.
You can watch court proceedings that we streamed from the list of videos below:
DAY 5: Friday, Sept. 3:
DAY 4: Thursday, Sept. 2:
DAY 3: Wednesday, Sept. 1:
DAY 2: Tuesday, Aug. 31:
DAY 1: Opening statements held Monday, Aug. 30:
- Attorneys: Suspect in fatal Akron arsons shouldn't face death penalty
- Akron man accused of killing 9 neighbors in fires argues with judge over competency hearings, says food behind bars is 'horrible'
- Neighbor arrested for Fultz Street fire that killed 7
- Man shot, killed on Akron's south side; police searching for suspects