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Man charged with fatal Oakland warehouse fire seeks bail

Man charged with fatal Oakland warehouse fire seeks bail
Posted at 5:44 AM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 05:44:31-04

One of two men charged with involuntary manslaughter for last year's Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people is seeking his release from jail on bail.

 

Max Harris will ask a judge for a significant reduction of his $1.08 million bail, which he has been held on since his June arrest on 36 involuntary manslaughter charges.

 

The 27-year-old Harris and 47-year-old Derick Almena were each charged with 36 involuntary manslaughter counts. Neither has entered a plea.

 

Harris lawyer Curtis Briggs argues that his client is neither a flight risk nor a danger to the public. Almena's lawyer also says he will ask for a reduction of his $1.08 million bail later.

 

 

Almena rented the warehouse. Prosecutors say Harris helped him sublet living space in the building destroyed Dec. 2.