The 2016 fire at the Oakland DIY venue claimed 36 lives.

The two men charged with the 2016 Ghost Ship fire received different sentences from a California jury. Max and Derick Almena both facing 39 years in prison on involuntary manslaughter charges.

ABC 7 San Fransisco reports that Harris, who was acting creative director at Ghost , has acquitted of all 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.

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Source: FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.


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