Reactions to Nightclub Fire Plea Deal

Prosecutors have reached a guilty plea agreement with one of the defendants charged in The Station nightclub fire. One hundred people died and more than two hundred were injured in the blaze that engulfed the club in West Warwick, Rhode Island, in February, 2003.

The former manager of the band Great White, whose pyrotechnics ignited the fire, is expected to spend no more than ten years in prison. Legal analysts are divided over how this deal will affect the ongoing proceedings against the club's owners.

Martha Bebinger reports on reaction to the plea deal.

This program aired on February 1, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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Martha Bebinger covers health care and other general assignments for WBUR.



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