Derick Almena Accepts Plea Deal In Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire, Likely Avoiding Prison TimeDerick Almena, the master leaseholder of the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse which burned in a December 2016 fire that killed 36 people, accepted a plea deal Friday morning that would avoid a second trial and likely any prison time.
Ghost Ship Case: Derick Almena's Bid To Be Released Over Coronavirus Fears DeniedA judge on Monday denied a defense motion asking that Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena be released from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.
Attorney For Derick Almena Says Client Is Ready For New Trial In Ghost Ship FireThe attorney for Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena said on Friday that he and Almena are ready for a second trial on 36 involuntary manslaughter charges for a fire at the Oakland building in 2016 that killed 36 people.
Victim Families Outcry Leads To Cancellation Of Planned Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire TV SeriesAnger over plans for a television series about a deadly warehouse fire in the San Francisco Bay Area has led husband-and-wife authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to scuttle the project for now.
Derick Almena Faces March Retrial For Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire DeathsAn Alameda County jury will decide once again in March whether or not Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena is guilty of 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deadly Oakland warehouse fire.
Harris Not Guilty, Jury Hung On Almena Charges In Ghost Ship Warehouse TrialAfter weeks of deliberations and the replacement of three jurors for misconduct, creative director Max Harris was found not guilty Thursday and a mistrial was declared on manslaughter charges against Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena in Oakland's deadly 2016 warehouse fire.
Revised Ghost Ship Jury Doesn't Reach Verdict, Starts Extended BreakThe revised jury panel in the trial of Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena and creative director Max Harris didn't reach a verdict in its second full day of deliberations on Wednesday and won't return until the day after Labor Day.
Ghost Ship Trial Judge: Two Dismissed Jurors Could Face Contempt ChargesTwo of the three dismissed jurors in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire trial could to face charges of contempt, according to the judge presiding over the trial.
Judge Dismisses Three Ghost Ship Fire Jurors; Deliberations To RestartThree jurors were dismissed Monday by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Trina Thompson for apparent misconduct during the Ghost Ship fire trial.
Prosecutors Deliver Closing Arguments In Deadly Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire TrialAn Alameda County prosecutor told jurors on Monday that criminal negligence on the part of Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena and creative director Max Harris was a substantial factor in the deaths of 36 people at a music party at the Oakland building in 2016.
Oakland Cops Shut Down Illegal Rave Party Months Before Deadly Ghost Ship BlazeAn Oakland police officer testified Tuesday that he shut down an illegal rave party at the Ghost Ship warehouse about 21 months before a fire during an illegal music concert at the Oakland facility killed 36 people.
Ghost Ship Prosecutors Try To Contradict Almena And HarrisProsecutors presented three witnesses on Monday who contradicted testimony by Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena, creative director Max Harris and other defense witnesses in their trial for a fire at the Oakland building that killed 36 people in 2016.
Defense Rests In Ghost Ship Trial After Final Day Of Almena TestimonyA major chapter in the Ghost Ship trial ended Thursday with the defense resting their case after a final day of testimony from one of the defendants.
GHOST SHIP TRIAL: Almena Becomes Combative During Cross ExaminationAfter two days of emotional testimony, Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena became combative with prosecutors during their cross examination Wednesday morning.
Mother Of Ghost Ship Fire Victim Outraged Over Almena TestimonyGhost Ship Fire defendant Derick Almena returned to the stand Tuesday morning, offering more testimony that pointed an accusing finger at the city Oakland for the fatal warehouse fire.