- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A landlord sentenced to a 90-day jail term stemming from a fatal fire at a property he owned has yet to make a decision about whether he will appeal the sentence.

A judge sentenced Gregory Nisbet for a code violation on Dec. 1. He owned an apartment in Portland where six people died in a Nov. 1, 2014, fire.

The judge found Nisbet not guilty of manslaughter charges during a trial that preceded the sentencing. But the judge found the landlord guilty of a violation related to the home not having adequate means of escape from third-floor rooms.

Nisbet has until Dec. 22 to decide if he will appeal. His attorney said on Monday that Nisbet has not made a decision about whether there will be one.


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