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Former Great White Tour Manager To Be Released In March

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The Associated Press reports that the band manager whose pyrotechnics ignited a nightclub fire that killed 100 people is granted parole. The parole board says Daniel Biechele will be released in March after serving less than half of his four-year sentence.

Board chairwoman Lisa Holley says yesterday's decision was unanimous. Biechele pleaded guilty last year to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 2003 fire in West Warwick. He was working for the rock band GREAT WHITE when he ignited the blaze.

Holley says the board considered things such as risk of reoffending, plans for life after prison and letters received from victims' families. Some relatives of those killed say they think Biechele deserves to get out early, while others are unhappy with the decision.

Attorney General Patrick Lynch says he disagrees with the parole board, but respects the decision.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. fearthedje writes:

i honestly feel really bad for this guy. he did not intentionally go out of his way to cause any harm, nor did he think that anything like this had even a remote possibility of happening. its pretty much a freak accident and i think that him knowing that his decisions caused the deaths of 100 people is punishment enough.

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2. deathbringer writes:

Wow, four years for 100 counts of manslaughter. That's about 14 days per person killed in the fire. Sounds pretty weak to me. But I'm sure it was hard enough to place the blame on any one person, so what can you do? In the end it was an accident caused by a number of issues.

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 6:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

They should lock him up in a club and set it on fire with him inside.

He got off easy. He should get at least ONE life sentence for managing Great White period.

# Sep 21, 2007 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. coldiem writes:

Risk of re-offending? Yeah, I'm sure there's a big risk that he is going to accidentally burn down another club.

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5. russ writes:

greatwhite sucks

# Sep 24, 2007 @ 11:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jackrum writes:

Why is this guy getting all the blame for a tragic accident??
Why is this still bloody news?

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