7th Day Of Ghost Ship Deliberations 08/13/19B 17:40 S.S.
The 12 people on the jury, for the Ghost Ship Trial in Oakland, are in their 7th day of deliberations. Today they asked for some of the testimony to be read back to them. Jurors are deliberating the case against 49 year-old Derick Almena and 29 year-old Max Harris.....both of whom face 1 count of Involuntary Manslaughter each, for every one of the 3 dozen people who died in the December 2nd warehouse fire of 2016. The ‘read back’ of the testimony requested is likely to take until some time tomorrow afternoon.
The jury is going through about 3 months of testimony, and more than 100 exhibits are on the record (that they could potentially examine).
If there is a mistrial, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has the discretion to retry the case OR negotiate a plea deal.