Great White Fire Plea Deal, Owners Get Off Light

(antiMusic) The owners of the nightclub that used highly flammable foam on their walls for soundproofing which contributed to the tragic death of 100 people during a Great White concert in 2003, have both entered plea deals. Both owners entered "no contest" pleas to involuntary manslaughter and only one will have to serve prison time.

"Michael Derderian will serve four years in a minimum-security prison, with eligibility for a work release program, and that Jeffrey Derderian will receive a suspended 10-year sentence," Eitv.comn reports.

About the fire: A Great White concert turned deadly on Feb 20, 2003 at the Station in West Warwick, Rhode Island, when the ceiling of the venue caught fire and the blaze quickly spread throughout the club. 100 people lost their lives including Great White guitarist Ty Longley and more than 160 people were injured after a onstage pyrotechnic display ignited flammable foam on the walls and ceiling of the club. You can read our original report about the fire at the full story link. - Click here for the Full Story

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