Indictments handed down in Great White Nightclub Fire


Golden Member
Sep 25, 2000
I searched, so I hope I'm not re-posting.

Thought this was worth a post. I live in RI, and I know there's some fellow RI'ers here.
Basically, The owners of the club, and the band's Tour Manager were chearged with Involuntary Manslaughter. 2 counts for each person killed (200 counts each).
A statewide grand jury indictment charged club owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian (pictured, left) with 200 counts each of involuntary manslaughter -- two counts for each of the 100 deaths -- for having the flammable foam that contributed to the rapid spread of the fire and for alleged negligence in their management of the club.

Tour manager Dan Biechele also was charged with 200 counts of involuntary manslaughter for setting off the pyrotechnics that sparked the fire........
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