RIPR News
4:28 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Lawyers in Station Nightclub Fire ask to destroy evidence

Providence, R.I. – Station nightclub fire victims and defendants are asking to destroy more than 700 pieces of evidence from the 2003 fire in West Warwick.

They split the 2500 dollar-a-month rent for a Cranston warehouse that holds the evidence, even since their lawyers settled the case. Today, their lawyers filed a joint motion to get rid of the evidence because they say it's no longer needed.

The victims, whose share of the rent has been taken from the settlement checks they will get in a month, have already gone through a large chunk of their money.

In the motion, the lawyers say the costs of destroying the evidence should be split 50/50 between victims and defendants. The court has not set a date for a hearing on the motion.