Lawyers began presenting opening arguments in the Ghost Ship fire criminal trial in downtown Oakland on Tuesday. Defendants Derick Almena and Max Harris are on trial for 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a 2016 fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse, an illegally converted artist collective and residence in Oakland. We discuss the case.
Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire Criminal Trial Begins
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Firefighters inspect the Ghost Ship warehouse on December 3, 2016. (Virginie Goubier/AFP/Getty Images)