Former GREAT WHITE Tour Manager Pleads Guilty In Nightclub Fire Deaths
i’m not sure how or what i feel about all this … so very sad man
The former tour manager for the heavy metal rock group GREAT WHITE pleaded guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter Tuesday for setting off the pyrotechnics that caused one of the deadliest nightclub fires in U.S. history.
Under a plea bargain, Daniel Biechele, 29, will serve no more than 10 years in prison.
Biechele, 29, set off a flashy pyrotechnics display during a concert at the West Warwick club called the Station. Sparks from the pyrotechnics ignited flammable soundproofing foam inside the club, fueling a fast-moving fire that quickly enveloped the one-story wooden building and trapped concertgoers.
Biechele pleaded guilty to 100 counts that accused him of lighting the pyrotechnics without the required permit, resulting in the deaths. The other 100 counts will be dismissed, sparing Biechele what could have been many more years behind bars.
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