Everything I worked so hard for is gone.
On September 4, 2019, the deliberations ended when the jury deadlocked 10-2 for conviction on the 36 counts manslaughter charges pending against Almena, resulting in a.
She announced a planned revival and expansion of a task force on Artist Housing and Work Spaces, and the creation of a fire safety task force.
In 2018, both pleaded to thirty-six counts of involuntary manslaughter in a with prosecutors, but the judge overseeing the case discarded the plea deals and the pair were put on trial, facing up to 36 years in prison.
On March 8, 2021, Almena was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Seven victims were found on the remaining portion of the second floor, trapped by smoke and the missing stairway of wooden pallets that had burned.