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.
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.
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.
Defense Attorneys Trying To Shift Blame For Deadly Fire In Ghost Ship TrialAttorneys for Derek Almena and Max Harris, the two men being held responsible for the deaths of 36 people, are trying to show that others also played a significant role in the tragedy.
Prosecution Rests In Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Trial; Almena To Take Stand
Fire Investigator: No Evidence Of Molotov Cocktails Found At Ghost Ship WarehouseA former top Oakland fire official testified Thursday that there no evidence found of Molotov cocktails or other explosive devices at the scene of the deadly Ghost Ship Warehouse fire.
Oakland Fire Official Questioned About Ghost Ship Probe MethodsA lawyer for Ghost Ship warehouse creative director Max Harris aggressively cross-examined a former top Oakland Fire Department official on Wednesday about her testimony that investigators didn't find any evidence of explosive materials at a deadly fire there in 2016.
Fire Investigator Says No Sign Of Molotov Cocktails At Ghost Ship FireA former top Oakland Fire Department official said on Tuesday that investigators didn't find any evidence that Molotov cocktails or other explosives were thrown into the Ghost Ship warehouse at the time of a fire that killed 36 people in 2016.
Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Testifies In Ghost Ship Fire TrialAn Oakland fire battalion chief said Wednesday that she knew immediately after she arrived at the Ghost Ship warehouse after 11 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2016, that the fire that was burning there was a major event.
Mental Competency Trial Set For BART Stabbing Death Suspect John Lee CowellA judge on Monday scheduled a trial to begin July 29 on the mental competency of a transient who’s charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station in Oakland last July.
Defense: Arsonist Ignited Oakland's Deadly Ghost Ship FireThe defense lawyer for Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena on Wednesday repeated allegations that the fire at the warehouse in Oakland in 2016 was an act of arson that Almena couldn't have prevented and asked jurors to find him not guilty.