Arson or not: they would have needed at least 3 willing adults just to commit the crime. And a later plan on dealing with 5 living kids. All need to enter the Stodder house multiple times undetected, remove 5 children one by one from bed, carry them down a flight of stairs & out to a waiting car. It's December the middle of the night, they have no coats and no shoes and don't yell out or protest? Did they Fireman carry the older ones down the steps with no resistance or just march them barefoot through the snow? One driver stays in the car to watch over the kids, 2-3 people to bring them down individually and one or more to start the fire. Then they bring them all to a diner for breakfast and what.......kill them, or give them to other mafia families to raise as their own? It's preposterous.