GREAT WHITE Fire Nightclub Owner Released From Prison

WBZTV.com reports that fhe former co-owner of the Station nightclub in Rhode Island — where one hundred people were killed in the February 2003 blaze at a GREAT WHITE concert — has been released early from prison for good behavior.

A spokesman for the state prison said Michael Derderian was freed Thursday. He was initially due out this fall.

Derderian spent less than three years behind bars after pleading no contest to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the West Warwick nightclub fire. The fire was sparked by pyrotechnics used by GREAT WHITE — which ignited cheap foam used as soundproofing.

Derderian said in an e-mailed statement that his time in prison was difficult but that others have suffered worse.

"Although my incarceration has ended, remembering the loss of life and pain from family members and survivors is something that will never leave me," the statement said. "The magnitude of what happened cannot be measured in words."

Read the entire report from WBZTV.com.

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