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.
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.
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.
Defense Tries To Prove Oakland Fire Officials Ignored Ghost Ship Safety IssuesDefense attorneys for two Ghost Ship warehouse leaders presented two witnesses on Thursday aimed at proving their contention that Oakland fire officials knew about the conditions at the building where a fire killed 36 people in 2016 but didn't do anything about them.
Ghost Ship Trial: Harris Admits Lying To Police About Building's ResidentsGhost Ship warehouse creative director Max Harris reluctantly admitted on Tuesday that he lied to a police officer when he claimed that no one lived at the 10,000-square-foot building in Oakland where 36 people were killed in a fire in 2016.
2 Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For 2016 Forklift DeathTwo men connected to a San Francisco-based lumber supply company have been charged with involuntary manslaughter for the 2016 death of an employee who died after being crushed by a forklift, the city's District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Judge Orders Almena, Harris to Stand Trial for Deadly Ghost Ship Warehouse FireA judge ordered Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena and creative director Max Harris to stand trial for their roles in a blaze at the warehouse last year.
Emotions Soar As Ghost Ship Fire Preliminary Hearing Set To BeginJust days after a somber one-year anniversary, a preliminary hearing is set to begin this week for two men charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse fire.