Court Dates Reset for 2007 Corral Fire Four
• Two Suspects Seek Dismissals
Four of the 2007 Corral Fire defendants met in court for a pretrial conference on Dec. 10, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
“William Thomas Coppock and Brian Alan Anderson are scheduled to appear again in court on Jan. 14 for a motion to dismiss,” said Sandi Gibbons, a spokesperson for the DA.
Eric Matthew Ullman and Dean Allen Lavorante. as well as Coppock and Anderson, are scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 25 for a pretrial conference, according to Gibbons, who said no trial date has been set yet.
The four men are accused of setting the fire in Corral Canyon that raced through the mountains claiming 53 homes and acres of brushland during the early morning hours of Nov. 24, 2007.
A fifth defendant, Brian David Franks, has already been convicted of starting the blaze as part of a plea bargain package that calls for testimony against the other defendents.