GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire: Station Owner Tries To Block Crowd Size Testimony reports that lawyers for one of the owners of a nightclub where a fire killed 100 people three years ago have asked a judge to prevent testimony about the number of people who were in the building on the night of the blaze.

Prosecutors say they plan to prove that The Station nightclub was crowded beyond capacity with 458 people on the night of Feb. 20, 2003, when a fire caused by hard rock band GREAT WHITE's pyrotechnics consumed the West Warwick concert venue.

But lawyers for club owner Michael Derderian, who is scheduled to stand trial starting Sept. 5, say they are not disputing the number of people in the club and that it would be an unnecessary waste of time for the state to try and establish the crowd size.

In a written response, prosecutors accused the defense of trying "to deprive the jury of a true and accurate picture of this horrific event."

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