Parole Denied for Again Arsonist Who Set Kentucky LODD Fire

A man convicted of setting the massive blaze that killed a Louisville firefighter back in 1994 must serve out his full sentence.


FRANKFORT, Ky. --

A man convicted of setting the massive blaze that killed a Louisville firefighter back in 1994 must serve out his full sentence.

David Bronk appeared before a parole board Wednesday morning in Frankfort.

It was the third time Bronk has gone before a parole board, and it was the third time he's been denied.

He was convicted of arson and manslaughter after a fire that killed Sgt. Strawn Nutter back on Aug. 3, 1994.

Nutter was on the roof of the Mini Storage Warehouse on South Seventh Street in Shively when it collapsed. Investigators said he was able to force his way into a hallway but became trapped by interlocking doors and heavy fire conditions.

Rescue efforts were hampered by the maze-like layout of the building.

Bronk was at the scene that night posing as a bystander. He gave us an interview telling what he saw.

"The whole roof just sucked him in and flames shot up 50 feet in the air," he said. "It was the biggest fireworks you've ever seen. It was just insane."

Charged along with Bronk in connection with the arson were Catrina Byrnes, Bobby J. Hayes, David Keith Butler and another juvenile.

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