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.
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.
Defense Delivers Closing Arguments For Max Harris In Oakland Ghost Ship Fire TrialThe defense attorney for Ghost Ship creative director Max Harris told jurors on Tuesday that they should find him not guilty of all charges for the fire at the Oakland building where 36 people died in 2016 because he had no idea there were safety problems there.
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.
Emotional Ghost Ship Warehouse Defendant Almena Breaks Down On The StandThe most anticipated moment of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire trial happened Monday afternoon, when master tenant Derick Almena took the stand and gave emotional testimony.
Ghost Ship Defense Witness Fails To Return For Cross Examination The testimony of an important witness for Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena was stricken from the record on Wednesday after he failed to return to court to allow prosecutors to finish cross-examining him.