- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine landlord sentenced to 90 days in jail in the wake of a fatal fire at one of his properties will likely face a hearing about his request for a new trial in the coming weeks.

The Noyes Street fire killed six people. A judge sentenced landlord Gregory Nisbet for a code violation in December after acquitting him of manslaughter charges.

Nisbet’s attorney has requested a new trial. The attorney, Matt Nichols, says a hearing about the request will almost certainly take place within the next two to four weeks.

Nisbet owned a Portland apartment house where the fire occurred on Nov. 1, 2014. The judge ruled Nisbet was guilty of a violation related to inadequate means of escape from third-floor rooms at the house.

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