Nisbet sentencing postponed

Portland landlord sentencing delayed

UPDATE - Confusion over which family members were allowed to speak at the sentencing has forced its postponement.

The judge ruled that any victim family members could speak, not just the 3rd-floor victims.

Sentencing will take place Thursday afternoon. 

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER)  - A landlord charged with a misdemeanor code violation in connection with a deadly fire in Portland will be sentenced today.

Six people were killed back in 2014 in the fire on Noyes Street.

Gregory Nisbet was acquitted of manslaughter in the case -- but was found guilty of a misdemeanor fire code violation for lack of a secondary exit from the 3rd floor bedrooms of the building.

He faces 180 days in jail and a 1-thousand dollar fine.

He will be in the Cumberland County court at 8:30 this morning.

 

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