Oakland 'Ghost Ship' fire defendant Derick Almena released from jail amid coronavirus concerns
Derick Almena and Max Harris were charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the December fire at the Ghost Ship in Oakland (screengrab)

DUBLIN, Calif. — The man accused of 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of three dozen who perished in the Ghost Ship fire in 2016 was released from custody Monday afternoon.Derick Almena, 50, was granted his release by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Trina Thompson after a teleconference hearing Monday. Around 3:45 p.m., he was no longer in custody, according to jail records.Almena had posted a $150,000 bail bond last month, but his address where he would live while he awaits his trial needed to be approved by the court before he was released. That address was verified Mo...


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