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.
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.
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.
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.
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.