After two days of sometimes wrenching testimony from family members, the man who set off the pyrotechnics that sparked a deadly Rhode Island nightclub fire will be sentenced today.
Daniel Biechele could get up to ten years under a plea bargain for a hundred counts of involuntary manslaughter one for each person who died.
Biechele is the former manager for the band Great White, which was playing at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, about 13 miles south of Providence in 2003.
The pyrotechnics ignited flammable foam lining the walls and ceiling and spread rapidly, trapping many people in a crush to escape.
Defense lawyers will ask for mercy when they get a chance to address the court today.
They say Biechele is truly remorseful.
Prosecutors will request the maximum ten years in prison.