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.
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.
Ghost Ship Trial Defense Attorney Believes Verdict Will Come Next WeekIt could be a while before jurors come back with two separate verdicts for the two defendants in the Ghost Ship Fire trial. Defense attorney Tony Serra said he thinks the verdicts will come next week.
Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Trial: Harris' Family Breaks Silence As Jury Deliberates FateThe family of one of the defendants in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire trial is speaking out for the first time as the jury deliberates the future of Derick Almena and Max Harris.
Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Trial Case Handed To Jury For DeliberationsJurors in the trial of Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena and creative director Max Harris for a 2016 fire at the Oakland building in 2016 that killed 36 people had two questions in their first hour of deliberating on Wednesday.
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.