OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A witness in a preliminary hearing for two men charged in the deaths of 36 people killed in a fire at a warehouse in Oakland testified the space was cluttered with musical instruments and carpets.
Musician Aaron Marin described in court Wednesday that the warehouse was like a "museum," packed with pianos, organs and carpets.
Prosecutors are calling witnesses and presenting evidence this week against Derick Almena and Max Harris for a judge to decide whether they should stand trial.
Almena rented the warehouse in 2013 and lived there with his family. Harris also lived in the building and helped Almena book musical acts and sublet the space to artists.
Almena and Harris were each charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the Dec. 2, 2016, fire.
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