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Former Great White Tour Manager Sentenced To Four Years In Prison

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A judge sentenced former GREAT WHITE tour manager Dan Biechele to four years in prison Wednesday (May 10) for lighting the pyrotechnics display that sparked The Station nightclub fire, which killed 100 people.

A tearful Biechele apologized to the families who lost loved ones before the sentence was handed down.

"I will never forgive myself for what happened that night," Biechele said.

A prosecutor asked a judge to sentence the former GREAT WHITE tour manager to 10 years in prison Wednesday

"The devastation wrought by the conduct of the defendant is unparalleled in our state's history," prosecutor Randall White said, occasionally choking up as he described what he called the incalculable impact on those who survived and relatives of those who died.

"The suffering is endless, and the extent and depth of the pain is bottomless," White added.

The courtroom was dotted with relatives of those who died and survived, many of them wearing buttons with photos of their loved ones. More than a dozen counselors were on hand to assist family members, and Superior Court Judge Francis Darigan Jr. opened the hearing by asking them to maintain decorum.

Source: Blabbermouth

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6 Comments on "Ex-Great White Tour Manager Gets Four Years Prison"

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1. relentless austin writes:

damn

# May 12, 2006 @ 11:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BurningChrist writes:

what the f***!?!?! it was a f***ing accident, sending him to prison won't bring back the dead.

# May 13, 2006 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. killingtime420 writes:

Well, in the rulings defense... 100 people is like... a fifth of R.I.'s population.

But 4 yrs. for an accident is a bit much.

# May 13, 2006 @ 6:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. mf writes:

Someons been watching too much law and order

# May 13, 2006 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathbringer writes:

Well calling it an accident doesn't absolve everyone from responsibility right there. He should consider himself lucky - I bet he does in some ways. He got 4 years instead of 10 that they were pushing for and he got out of that club fire alive in the first place.

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6. jnsguts writes:

true, and he has to assume some responsibility, seeing as he was supposed to know his job well enough to make sure all was operating properly. HIMMM!!!!

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