GUILTY CA - Massive fire at Oakland warehouse party, 36 dead, 2 Dec 2016 #3

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  1. Niner

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    Thursday, May 9th:
    *Trial continues (Day 6) (@ 9:30am PT) - CA - Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire in Oakland on Dec. 2, 2016 killing 36 people - *Derick Ion Almena (47), and *Max Cardin Harris (27), charged (8/10/17) with 36 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter; both plead not guilty. They remain in custody at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on $750,000 bond and face up to 39 years in prison each if convicted. Trial started April 30, 2019 with opening statements & on May 1 & testimony to begin on May 6. Trial is expected to take 12 to 18 weeks. Jurors: 9 women/3 men (5 alternates; 5/1: One alternate juror removed due to work hardship). Court dark on Fridays.
    Court hearings from (8/10/18-4/4/19), Jury Selection (4/8/19-4/29/19) & Trial (Day 1-3) 4/30/19 to 5/6/19 reference post #734 here:
    CA - Massive fire at Oakland warehouse party, 36 dead, 2 Dec 2016 #3

    5/7/19 Day 4: State witnesses: Dr. Thomas Rogers, Forensic pathologist (did autopsy on 8 vicitms). Rodney Griffin (friend of Almena). Elizabeth Mazzola (lived in warehouse). Ryan O’Keefe, a man who volunteered to greet people at the door on the night of the fire. Trial continues on 5/8.
    5/8/19 Day 5: State witnesses: Cesar Avila, Former Oakland Assistant Fire Marshal (now with the Alameda County Fire Dept.) Jennifer Turner, who lived at Ghost Ship for about 45 days in 2014. Trial continues on 5/9.




    So - I have only 2 people testifying yesterday. Is this true? Anyone find anymore? TIA!
     
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    Friday, May 10th:
    *Trial continues on Monday (Day 7) (@ 9:30am PT) - CA - Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire in Oakland on Dec. 2, 2016 killing 36 people - *Derick Ion Almena (47), and *Max Cardin Harris (27), charged (8/10/17) with 36 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter; both plead not guilty. They remain in custody at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on $750,000 bond and face up to 39 years in prison each if convicted.
    Trial started April 30, 2019 with opening statements & on May 1 & testimony to begin on May 6. Trial is expected to take 12 to 18 weeks. Jurors: 9 women/3 men (5 alternates; 5/1: One alternate juror removed due to work hardship). Court dark on Fridays.
    Court hearings from (8/10/18-4/4/19), Jury Selection (4/8/19-4/29/19) & Trial (Day 1-3) 4/30/19 to 5/6/19 reference post #734 here:
    CA - Massive fire at Oakland warehouse party, 36 dead, 2 Dec 2016 #3

    5/7/19 Day 4: State witnesses: Dr. Thomas Rogers, Forensic pathologist (did autopsy on 8 vicitms). Rodney Griffin (friend of Almena). Elizabeth Mazzola (lived in warehouse). Ryan O’Keefe, a man who volunteered to greet people at the door on the night of the fire. Trial continues on 5/8.
    5/8/19 Day 5: State witnesses: Cesar Avila, Former Oakland Assistant Fire Marshal (now with the Alameda County Fire Dept.) Jennifer Turner, who lived at Ghost Ship for about 45 days in 2014. Trial continues on 5/9.
    5/9/19 Day 6: State witnesses: Jennifer Turner. No other info yet. Court dark on Fridays. Trial continues on Monday, 5/13.
     
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    dixiegirl1035 I will do it, but I won't like it

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    That is all that I have.

    "May 9, 2:45 p.m.

    The jury heard from two former tenants of the Ghost Ship today.

    Jose Avalos broke down on the stand as he described his harrowing escape from the warehouse. He said a told a woman with blonde hair - a guest at the building that night - to follow him out of the inferno, but he lost sight of her.

    “Why did you lose sight of her,” asked prosecutor Autrey James.

    “Because i didn’t grab her, he said weeping. His head bowed, Avalos repeatedly dabbed at his eyes with a tissue. His continued crying led Judge Trina Thompson to call for the afternoon recess about a 20 minutes earlier than usual.

    Earlier, Avalos testified that he paid rent to defendant Max Harris, a friend of his. He said he never felt the warehouse was unsafe.

    In the morning, Jennifer Turner testified that she stayed at the warehouse for only three weeks in 2014. The warehouse was filled with junk and too loud in the middle of the night, she testified. She said she slept in her car a couple of times. "

    KTVU's Ghost Ship trial courtroom blog
     
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    Thank you Dixiegirl! That's what I came up with also - only 2 witnesses.
     
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    Monday, May 13th:
    *Trial continues (Day 7) (@ 9:30am PT) - CA - Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire in Oakland on Dec. 2, 2016 killing 36 people - *Derick Ion Almena (47), and *Max Cardin Harris (27), charged (8/10/17) with 36 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter; both plead not guilty. They remain in custody at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on $750,000 bond and face up to 39 years in prison each if convicted. Trial started April 30, 2019 with opening statements & on May 1 & testimony to begin on May 6. Trial is expected to take 12 to 18 weeks. Jurors: 9 women/3 men (5 alternates; 5/1: One alternate juror removed due to work hardship). Court dark on Fridays.
    Court hearings from (8/10/18-4/4/19), Jury Selection (4/8/19-4/29/19) & Trial (Day 1-3) 4/30/19 to 5/6/19 reference post #734 here:
    CA - Massive fire at Oakland warehouse party, 36 dead, 2 Dec 2016 #3

    5/7/19 Day 4: State witnesses: Dr. Thomas Rogers, Forensic pathologist (did autopsy on 8 victims). Rodney Griffin (friend of Almena). Elizabeth Mazzola (lived in warehouse). Ryan O’Keefe, a man who volunteered to greet people at the door on the night of the fire. Trial continues on 5/8.
    5/8/19 Day 5: State witnesses: Cesar Avila, Former Oakland Assistant Fire Marshal (now with the Alameda County Fire Dept.) Jennifer Turner, who lived at Ghost Ship for about 45 days in 2014. Trial continues on 5/9.
    5/9/19 Day 6: State witnesses: Jennifer Turner. Jose Avalos (tenant at warehouse). Trial continues on Monday, 5/13.


     
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    Tuesday, May 14th:
    *Trial continues (Day 8) (@ 9:30am PT) - CA - Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire in Oakland on Dec. 2, 2016 killing 36 people - *Derick Ion Almena (47), and *Max Cardin Harris (27), charged (8/10/17) with 36 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter; both plead not guilty. They remain in custody at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on $750,000 bond and face up to 39 years in prison each if convicted.
    Trial started April 30, 2019 with opening statements & on May 1 & testimony to begin on May 6. Trial is expected to take 12 to 18 weeks. Jurors: 9 women/3 men (5 alternates; 5/1: One alternate juror removed due to work hardship). Court dark on Fridays.
    Court hearings from (8/10/18-4/4/19), Jury Selection (4/8/19-4/29/19) & Trial (Day 1-3) 4/30/19 to 5/6/19 reference post #734 here:
    CA - Massive fire at Oakland warehouse party, 36 dead, 2 Dec 2016 #3

    5/7/19 Day 4: State witnesses: Dr. Thomas Rogers, Forensic pathologist (did autopsy on 8 victims). Rodney Griffin (friend of Almena). Elizabeth Mazzola (lived in warehouse). Ryan O’Keefe, a man who volunteered to greet people at the door on the night of the fire. Trial continues on 5/8.
    5/8/19 Day 5: State witnesses: Cesar Avila, Former Oakland Assistant Fire Marshal (now with the Alameda County Fire Dept.) Jennifer Turner, who lived at Ghost Ship for about 45 days in 2014. Trial continues on 5/9.
    5/9/19 Day 6: State witnesses: Jennifer Turner. Jose Avalos (tenant at warehouse). Trial continues on Monday, 5/13.
    5/13/19 Day 7: No info yet. Trial continues on 5/14.
     
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    Update: Ghost Ship Fire Witness Says He Knew People Would Die

    A musician who was at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland's Fruitvale district in 2016 when a fire broke out that killed 36 people testified on Monday that the blaze spread so quickly that he knew people would die.

    Aaron Marin took the witness stand in the trial of Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena, 49, and creative director Max Harris, 29, who are charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter.
    [.....]
    Earlier on Monday Robert "Bob" Mule, who lived at the warehouse for about a year before the fire, testified that he screamed, "Fire!" and "Fire Extinguishers!" after he saw flames but he couldn't find a working fire extinguisher.

    Mule said that when he finally found a fire extinguisher, "I tried to get it to work, but there was a safety mechanism I couldn't get off."
    [......]
    At the end of court on Monday Thompson said the issue concerned "a time-sensitive issue" and held a closed session outside the presence of jurors, the news media and the public.

    On Monday morning Thompson said that late Thursday afternoon she dismissed an alternate juror for what she described as "veracity" issues.

    It was the second juror Thompson has removed so far, as on the second day of opening statements on May 1 she also removed a juror.

    Thompson also said on Monday morning that there's a potential issue with another juror that she and the attorneys in the case will discuss "at the appropriate time."

    Thompson said last Wednesday that she is considering sequestering the jury or even closing the trial to the media and the public because of ongoing issues with jurors.
     
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    Wednesday, May 15th:
    *Trial continues (Day 9) (@ 9:30am PT) - CA - Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire in Oakland on Dec. 2, 2016 killing 36 people - *Derick Ion Almena (47), and *Max Cardin Harris (27), charged (8/10/17) with 36 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter; both plead not guilty. They remain in custody at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on $750,000 bond and face up to 39 years in prison each if convicted. Trial started April 30, 2019 with opening statements & on May 1 & testimony to begin on May 6. Trial is expected to take 12 to 18 weeks. Jurors: 9 women/3 men (4 alternates; 5/1: One alternate juror removed due to work hardship. 5/9: one alternate juror removed as “veracity” issues). Court dark on Fridays.
    Court hearings from (8/10/18-4/4/19), Jury Selection (4/8/19-4/29/19) & Trial (Day 1-3) 4/30/19 to 5/6/19 reference post #734 here:
    CA - Massive fire at Oakland warehouse party, 36 dead, 2 Dec 2016 #3

    5/7/19 Day 4: State witnesses: Dr. Thomas Rogers, Forensic pathologist (did autopsy on 8 victims). Rodney Griffin (friend of Almena). Elizabeth Mazzola (lived in warehouse). Ryan O’Keefe, a man who volunteered to greet people at the door on the night of the fire. Trial continues on 5/8.
    5/8/19 Day 5: State witnesses: Cesar Avila, Former Oakland Assistant Fire Marshal (now with the Alameda County Fire Dept.) Jennifer Turner, who lived at Ghost Ship for about 45 days in 2014. Trial continues on 5/9.
    5/9/19 Day 6: State witnesses: Jennifer Turner. Jose Avalos (tenant at warehouse). Trial continues on Monday, 5/13.
    5/13/19 Day 7: State witnesses: Jose Avalos. Robert "Bob" Mule (lived in warehouse). Aaron Marin (musician, was living in warehouse about 3 weeks). Judge Thompson said that late Thursday afternoon she dismissed an alternate juror for what she described as "veracity" issues. It was the second juror Thompson has removed so far, as on the second day of opening statements on May 1 she also removed a juror. Thompson also said on Monday morning that there's a potential issue with another juror that she and the attorneys in the case will discuss "at the appropriate time." Thompson said last Wednesday that she is considering sequestering the jury or even closing the trial to the media and the public because of ongoing issues with jurors. Trial continues on 5/14.
    5/14/19 Day 8: No info yet. Trial continues 5/15.
     
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    Thursday, May 16th:
    *Trial continues (Day 10) (@ 9:30am PT) - CA - Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire in Oakland on Dec. 2, 2016 killing 36 people - *Derick Ion Almena (47), and *Max Cardin Harris (27), charged (8/10/17) with 36 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter; both plead not guilty. They remain in custody at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on $750,000 bond and face up to 39 years in prison each if convicted.
    Trial started April 30, 2019 with opening statements & on May 1 & testimony to begin on May 6. Trial is expected to take 12 to 18 weeks. Jurors: 9 women/3 men (4 alternates; 5/1: One alternate juror removed due to work hardship. 5/9: one alternate juror removed as “veracity” issues). Court dark on Fridays.
    Court hearings from (8/10/18-4/4/19), Jury Selection (4/8/19-4/29/19) & Trial (Day 1-7) 4/30/19 to 5/13/19 reference post #748 here:
    CA - Massive fire at Oakland warehouse party, 36 dead, 2 Dec 2016 #3

    5/14/19 Day 8: State witnesses: Aaron Marin (finishes testifying). David “Dragon” Calvera (tenant at warehouse). Oakland Fire Capt. George Freelen. Trial continues 5/15.
    5/15/19 Day 9: No info yet. Trial continues on 5/16.


     
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    Ghost Ship Trial: Witness describes 'clear sense of panic'
    Just reading this makes my heart pound. I can't even imagine what it was like for those inside the Ghost Ship.
     
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    Ghost Ship Trial: video shows firefighters responding to deadly fire
    "I looked at Derick a couple of times and it really made me sad because he didn't have any expression on his face. It made me mad actually," said Melissa Moore, a courtroom observer.

    Attorneys for defendants Max Harris and Derick Almena argue the video shows that the Oakland Fire Department could've or should've done more to save the 36 people who died in the Ghost Ship that night.

    Yeah, because it's the firefighters' fault. The Ghost Ship was nothing more than a box of kindling and thanks to these defendants escaping it was difficult. Almena ignored warnings from others, constructed shoddy stairs and took money from tenants to supposedly make it safer and then did nothing but keep that money. Harris is no fool either - IMO he knew the score and due to his own selfish agenda sat by and let it all happen.

    Selfish, self-focused grifters intent on making money off of people with no concern for safety. MOO.
     
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    I can't access this article - are there more witnesses listed in this one for yesterday?
    TIA! :)
     
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    Friday, May 17th:
    *Trial continues-Dark on Fridays (@ 9:30am PT) - CA - Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire in Oakland on Dec. 2, 2016 killing 36 people - *Derick Ion Almena (47), and *Max Cardin Harris (27), charged (8/10/17) with 36 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter; both plead not guilty. They remain in custody at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on $750,000 bond and face up to 39 years in prison each if convicted.
    Trial started April 30, 2019 with opening statements & on May 1 & testimony to begin on May 6. Trial is expected to take 12 to 18 weeks. Jurors: 9 women/3 men (4 alternates; 5/1: One alternate juror removed due to work hardship. 5/9: one alternate juror removed as “veracity” issues). Court dark on Fridays.
    Court hearings from (8/10/18-4/4/19), Jury Selection (4/8/19-4/29/19) & Trial (Day 1-7) 4/30/19 to 5/13/19 reference post #748 here:
    CA - Massive fire at Oakland warehouse party, 36 dead, 2 Dec 2016 #3

    5/14/19 Day 8: State witnesses: Aaron Marin (finishes testifying). David “Dragon” Calvera (tenant at warehouse). Oakland Fire Capt. George Freelen. Trial continues 5/15.
    5/15/19 Day 9: State witnesses: Chris Farstad (partygoer). Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Heather Mozdean; County prosecutors played a 15-minute video of helmet camera footage of the blaze taken by firefighter paramedic Brian Hicks, who was on Mozdean's four-person crew. Oakland Police Officer Jonathan Low (played body camera from a fire 2 years ago). Trial continues on 5/16.
    5/16/19 Day 10: State witnesses: Ivan Mairesse. No other info yet. Trial continues on Monday, 5/20. Court dark on Fridays.
     
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    Two Oakland police officers and a man who survived the fire took the stand at Alameda County Superior Courthouse in Oakland.

    Ivan Mairesse provided 40 minutes of testimony and described the warehouse as a cramped and uncomfortable environment.

    Mairesse stated getting up to the second level for the performance that night was difficult and the only staircase he saw was "unsteady."

    Initially, Mairesse and his friends smelled what seemed to be fireworks, but never heard a loud noise.

    Then smoke started to come up from the wooden boards above the first floor. Shortly after he heard a faint yell from a man downstairs to "get out."

    Mairesse described panic while suffocating during his exit......
     
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    @Niner, I can't recall if you can see this blog or not. It's giving daily reports and it is comprehensive going back to the beginning of the trial.

    KTVU's Ghost Ship trial courtroom blog

    May 16, 4 p.m.

    Battalion Chief James Bowron was on the stand today. He echoed another battalion chief's assertions that he would not have done anything differently and that he believes the fire was not surviveable from the beginning.

    Bowron acknowledged that upon his arrival the night of the fire, he received reports from bystanders that anywhere from 50 to 75 people were inside the warehouse. But he said he didn't know exactly where they were, nor did he ask, as he said his priority was to get hose lines inside the building to put the fire out.

    HIs crews didn't see anyone 40 feet from the front door, which at the time he believed was the only way out. He said people tend to exit the same way they got in.

    He also said the victims were in the "worst possible place' they could be in a fire. They were trapped on an upper floor that really wasn't the second floor but was actually a mezzanine. So the victims were stuck on an upper landing, surrounded by smoke that billowed up to the ceiling and then flowed downward. he said.

    On cross-examination, Tony Serra, an attorney for Almena, accused Bowron of refusing to criticize the Fire Department response out of fear of liability in a civil suit in which the city of Oakland has been named the defendant. Bowron denied the allegation, saying his purpose was to tell the jury what happened that night.

    1 p.m.

    Oakland police Officer Jonathan Low told jurors that he responded to several calls for service at the Ghost Ship warehouse in the years before the deadly fire. Master tenant Derick Almena repeatedly denied that anyone lived there, Low said.

    During one visit about two yeras before the fire, Low said he responded to check on the well-being of Almena's children. Low said he went inside the warehouse, looked inside a refrigerator and concluded the kids had food, shelter and clothing and "seemed happy."

    Retired Oakland police Officer Tye Kushner told the jury he visited the warehouse in 2014 to investigate a dispute. Kushner's body-cam video captured him looking inside and remarking, "You got some cool stuff in here" But Kushner said he didn't realize people lived inside, because the building "looked like a warehouse.

    Brian Getz, an attorney for Derick Almena asked both officers if either had ever cited anyone for illegally in a warehouse. They said no.

    While questioning Low, Getz asked the officer if he knew the penal code section for illegally living in the warehouse.

    "No," Low said.

    "Do you know if it's a misdemeanor or an infraction?" Getz asked.

    "No," Low replied.

    "I don't either!" Getz said, drawing an objection from prosecutor Casey Bates on argumentative grounds.

    "I also thought..." Getz began.

    "Objection!" Bates said preemptively. A heartbeat later, he said, "Withdrawn, sorry."

    With a small smile, Judge Trina Thompson told Bates to wait for the entire question to be asked before objecting.

    Outside court, Getz said, "Let's pretend that Almena had spoken 100 percent truthfully and said ,'Pff-yeah! We're living here.' What difference would it make? These police officers never in their career have arrested somebody for living in a warehouse - nor should they."

    Also on the stand was Ivan Mairesse, who escaped from the fire. He testified that the stairs were unsteady and uneven. Many of the victims died on the second floor.
     
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    Thanks for the link to the blog - I had it saved "somewhere" and then I couldn't find it.... :rolleyes:
     
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    Answered by dixiegirl. And thanks for the blog link, dixie!

    The trial resumes on Monday.
     
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    Monday, May 20th:
    *Trial continues (Day 11) (@ 9:30am PT) - CA - Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire in Oakland on Dec. 2, 2016 killing 36 people - *Derick Ion Almena (47), and *Max Cardin Harris (27), charged (8/10/17) with 36 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter; both plead not guilty. They remain in custody at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on $750,000 bond and face up to 39 years in prison each if convicted.
    Trial started April 30, 2019 with opening statements & on May 1 & testimony to begin on May 6. Trial is expected to take 12 to 18 weeks. Jurors: 9 women/3 men (4 alternates; 5/1: One alternate juror removed due to work hardship. 5/9: one alternate juror removed as “veracity” issues). Court dark on Fridays.

    Court hearings from (8/10/18-4/4/19), Jury Selection (4/8/19-4/29/19) & Trial (Day 1-7) 4/30/19 to 5/13/19 reference post #748 here:
    CA - Massive fire at Oakland warehouse party, 36 dead, 2 Dec 2016 #3

    5/14/19 Day 8: State witnesses: Aaron Marin (finishes testifying). David “Dragon” Calvera (tenant at warehouse). Oakland Fire Capt. George Freelen. Trial continues 5/15.
    5/15/19 Day 9: State witnesses: Chris Farstad (partygoer). Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Heather Mozdean; County prosecutors played a 15-minute video of helmet camera footage of the blaze taken by firefighter paramedic Brian Hicks, who was on Mozdean's four-person crew. Oakland Police Officer Jonathan Low (played body camera from a fire 2 years ago). Trial continues on 5/16.

    5/16/19 Day 10: State witnesses: Oakland police Officer Jonathan Low (continues testimony). Retired Oakland Police Officer Tye Kushner. Ivan Mairesse (party goer). Battalion Fire Chief James Bowron. Trial continues on Monday, 5/20. Court dark on Fridays.
     
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    Tuesday, May 21st:
    *Trial continues (Day 12) (@ 9:30am PT) - CA - Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire in Oakland on Dec. 2, 2016 killing 36 people - *Derick Ion Almena (47), and *Max Cardin Harris (27), charged (8/10/17) with 36 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter; both plead not guilty. They remain in custody at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on $750,000 bond and face up to 39 years in prison each if convicted.
    Trial started April 30, 2019 with opening statements & on May 1 & testimony to begin on May 6. Trial is expected to take 12 to 18 weeks. Jurors: 9 women/3 men (4 alternates; 5/1: One alternate juror removed due to work hardship. 5/9: one alternate juror removed as “veracity” issues). Court dark on Fridays.

    Court hearings from (8/10/18-4/4/19), Jury Selection (4/8/19-4/29/19) & Trial (Day 1-7) 4/30/19 to 5/13/19 reference post #748 here:
    CA - Massive fire at Oakland warehouse party, 36 dead, 2 Dec 2016 #3

    5/14/19 Day 8: State witnesses: Aaron Marin (finishes testifying). David “Dragon” Calvera (tenant at warehouse). Oakland Fire Capt. George Freelen. Trial continues 5/15.
    5/15/19 Day 9: State witnesses: Chris Farstad (partygoer). Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Heather Mozdean; County prosecutors played a 15-minute video of helmet camera footage of the blaze taken by firefighter paramedic Brian Hicks, who was on Mozdean's four-person crew. Oakland Police Officer Jonathan Low (played body camera from a fire 2 years ago). Trial continues on 5/16.
    5/16/19 Day 10: State witnesses: Oakland police Officer Jonathan Low (continues testimony). Retired Oakland Police Officer Tye Kushner. Ivan Mairesse (party goer). Battalion Fire Chief James Bowron. Trial continues on Monday, 5/20. Court dark on Fridays.
    5/20/19 Day 11: State witnesses: Alexis Abrams-Bourke (whose boyfriend Nick Walrath was among the 36 people who died in the fire). Alexa Burrell (her friend Nicole Siegrist was one of the victims). David Harlan (engineering manager for the city of Oakland's planning & building dept). Adam Kennon (former tenant). Dr. Michael Ferenc (forensic pathologist). Officer William Bardsley (he was an Oakland police sergeant in December 2014). Trial continues to 5/21.

     
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