UPDATE: Judge Accepts Ghost Ship Fire Plea Deal; Derick Almena To Serve Remainder of Sentence At HomeThe judge in the Oakland Ghost Ship Fire case has accepted a plea deal from master tenant Derick Almena in the 2016 warehouse fire. With time served, Almena will serve the rest of his sentence at home with an ankle monitor after pleading guilty to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter.
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 Fire: Families Of Fire Victims Angry About Possible Derick Almena Plea DealThe families of Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire victims on Wednesday said they were upset to learn that Derick Almena, the remaining defendant in the case, is considering taking a plea deal.
Ghost Ship Case: Oakland City Council Approves Final Settlement For Warehouse ResidentsOakland city councilmembers approved a settlement Tuesday giving a total of $399,000 to 12 people who were once residents of the Ghost Ship warehouse before it burned down killing 36 people in December 2016, council records show.
Oakland Reaches $32.7 Million Settlement In Ghost Ship Fire LawsuitThe city of Oakland has reached a $32.7 million settlement of the lawsuits filed over the disastrous Ghost Ship warehouse fire in 2016.
Ghost Ship Master Tenant Almena Released From Santa Rita JailGhost Ship master tenant Derick Almena has been released from Santa Rita Jail Monday after his bail was reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ghost Ship Case: Derick Almena To Be Released From Santa Rita Jail Due To CoronavirusAn Alameda County Superior Court Judge has decided to release Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena from custody at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin due to concerns surrounding coronavirus cases at the jail, officials said Wednesday.
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.
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.
Almena Seeks Bail Reduction Following Ghost Ship Fire MistrialDefense attorneys for Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena have filed a motion seeking a "significant" reduction in his $750,000 bail on 36 involuntary manslaughter charges for a 2016 fire at the Oakland building that killed 36 people.
Ghost Ship Trial Verdicts Elicit Shock, Sadness From Families of DeceasedWhen the verdict came down Thursday -- an acquittal of Max Harris and a hung jury for master tenant Derick Almena -- there were audible gasps in court followed by tears. Outside, grief gave way to anger.
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.
Ghost Ship Trial Jurors Resume Deliberations After Weeklong BreakJurors for the Ghost Ship Trial resumed deliberations Tuesday after a weeklong break.
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.