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Landlord in Fatal Apartment Fire to Pay $300K Settlement



    Fire Victims' Families Speaks at Landlord's Sentencing

    Gregory Nisbet, a Maine landlord who was convicted in a deadly fire in Portland, was sentenced Thursday. (Published Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016)

    A landlord who was sentenced to prison following a fire that killed six people in Maine has agreed to pay close to $300,000 in settlements to the victims' families.

    The Bangor Daily News reports Gregory Nisbet will pay $45,000 to families of each of the victims and $30,000 to a survivor through an insurance policy.

    Nisbet was sentenced to 90 days in jail for code violations stemming from the 2014 apartment fire, which was the deadliest in Portland in decades. He has remained free as he appeals his conviction.

    He was found not guilty of manslaughter in the fire.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Court records show lawyers for the victims of the fire called the settlement "wholly inadequate" and "a pittance."

    Nisbet previously said criminal and civil proceedings have left him "indigent."

    His lawyers have not responded to requests for comment.

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