Former GREAT WHITE Tour Manager Seeks Parole

The Associated Press reports: The former rock band tour manager whose pyrotechnics ignited a nightclub fire that killed 100 people is scheduled for a parole hearing on Sept. 19 that could result in his early release from prison, the chairwoman of the parole board said Tuesday.

He pleaded guilty last year to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter for his role in the Feb. 20, 2003, fire. The blaze began when Daniel Biechele lit pyrotechnics at the start of a concert for the metal band GREAT WHITE at The Station nightclub in West Warwick. The display set fire to flammable foam on the walls and raced through the one-story roadhouse.

The board weighs factors such as an inmate's remorse, risk of reoffending and plans for life after prison. It has the option of granting immediate parole; granting parole at a later date; denying parole but scheduling another hearing; or denying parole altogether.

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