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Sep 20, 2019

California's Dive Boat, Ghost Ship Fires Share Legal Lessons

California's Dive Boat, Ghost Ship Fires Share Legal Lessons

One was a ship in name only, an artist commune set up in an Oakland warehouse. The other was a bona fide boat afloat on the ocean off Santa Barbara. Both became fiery death traps for a combined 70 souls, two of...

Sep 6, 2019

Verdict Marks Just One Step of Many in Ghost Ship Legal Case

Verdict Marks Just One Step of Many in Ghost Ship Legal Case

The jury verdict Thursday in the Ghost Ship fire trial does not end the legal wrangling in the case, as prosecutors will have to decide if they will retry Derek Almena or seek a plea agreement.

Sep 5, 2019

Max Harris Released From Jail After Ghost Ship Acquittal

Max Harris Released From Jail After Ghost Ship Acquittal

After two and a half years in jail, Max Harris was a free man Thursday night. His lawyer said he is happy but emotionally drained and was probably going to have a nice vegan meal not made by Santa Rita

Sep 5, 2019

Victims' Loved Ones React to Ghost Ship Trial Verdict

Victims' Loved Ones React to Ghost Ship Trial Verdict

After almost three years of heartache, a five-month trial and now an acquittal and a hung jury in the Ghost Ship fire trial, victims' loved ones are feeling shock, sadness and anger. Cheryl Hurd reports.

Sep 5, 2019

RAW: Ghost Ship Victim's Dad Says 'We Didn't Get Justice'

RAW: Ghost Ship Victim's Dad Says 'We Didn't Get Justice'

In remarks after the Ghost Ship fire trial verdict Thursday, David Gregory, the father of 20-year-old victim Michela Gregory, says "we didn't get justice today."

Sep 5, 2019

RAW: Friend of Ghost Ship Victim Agrees With Verdict

RAW: Friend of Ghost Ship Victim Agrees With Verdict

A friend of Ghost Ship fire victim Jennifer Mendiola agrees with the verdict, saying she always believed Max Harris was innocent, but Derick Almena "is a completely different human being" and should be...

Sep 5, 2019

RAW: Almena's Defense Attorney Says 'We Will Do Better'

RAW: Almena's Defense Attorney Says 'We Will Do Better'

In his remarks after the Ghost Ship trial verdict, Tony Serra, attorney for Derick Almena, says they are looking forward to the next trial, and "we will do better."

Sep 5, 2019

Max Harris Supporter Reacts to Ghost Ship Trial Verdict

Max Harris Supporter Reacts to Ghost Ship Trial Verdict

Daniella Silva, a Max Harris' supporter, speaks after hearing a jury found him not guilty of manslaughter in the Ghost Ship warehouse trial.

Sep 5, 2019

Ghost Ship Verdicts: Mistrial for Almena, Harris Acquitted

Ghost Ship Verdicts: Mistrial for Almena, Harris Acquitted

A jury on Thursday acquitted one man and could not reach a decision on another defendant charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to the deadly 2016 Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire.

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