GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Judge Allows Questioning Of Manager BIECHELE

The Associated Press reports: Lawyers representing the families of 100 people killed in a 2003 nightclub fire may question the man whose pyrotechnics display ignited the blaze, a federal magistrate ruled Friday (Aug. 3).

However, the ruling says that Daniel Biechele, the former tour manager for the rock band GREAT WHITE, can invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination in an attempt to avoid answering questions he believes might subject him to additional prosecution.

Biechele pleaded guilty last year to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter and is serving a four-year prison sentence for the February 2003 fire, which began when his pyrotechnics set fire to highly flammable foam lining the walls of The Station nightclub in West Warwick.

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