E2 nightclub owners to get new sentence hearing

November 18, 2013 5:35:03 PM PST
The two owners of the E2 nightclub where 21 people died in a stampede a decade ago will get a new sentencing hearing.

Calvin Hollins Jr. and Dwayne Kyles were acquitted of involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the incident in February 2003, but convicted of criminal contempt for violating a judge's order to close the second floor of the nightclub.

They were each sentenced to two years in prison.

On Friday, an appeals court ruled their actions were not the legal cause of the tragedy and ordered a new sentencing.