Todd Hall


Age: 43

Summary: Ohio brain-damaged arson suspect who was accused of starting a July 3, 1996 fire at the Ohio River Fireworks store in Scottown, Ohio that killed nine people and injured eleven others as the store exploded in flames while customers were shopping for Independence Day fireworks when he allegedly ignited the fire by holding a lighted cigarette to a box of firecrackers as an act of a prank, but who was repeatedly ruled incompetent to stand trial in the years since then because he had part of his brain removed when he underwent a lobotomy after suffering a serious head injury in a 1987 skateboarding accident as a teenager and had the mental capacity of a 10-year-old according to a court testimony, and who was confined in a state mental hospital for the last several years of his life.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: 1972

Died: March 7, 2015

Athens, Ohio