The 2016 fire at the Oakland DIY venue claimed 36 lives.
The two men charged with the 2016 Ghost Ship fire have received different sentences from a California jury. Max Harris and Derick Almena were both facing 39 years in prison on involuntary manslaughter charges.
Almena, who was Ghost Ship’s founder and “master tenant”, will face retrial after the judge declared mistrial as the result of a hung jury. The jury voted 10-2 in favor of conviction but jurors were unable to break the deadlock after multiple votes.
Almena remains in custody and will be back in court on October 4.