A neighborhood HOUSTON courtroom did not indict TRAVIS SCOTT or the organizers of the 2021 ASTROWORLD FESTIVAL for the tragedy that took 10 lives and injured quite a few others, it was introduced by District Legal professional KIM OGG at the moment.
A grand jury additionally determined to not indict further folks related to the pageant who had been a part of the police investigation, together with chief of safety JOHN JUNNELL and pageant director BRETT SILBERSTEIN.
“On this occasion, the grand jury of the 228th DISTRICT COURT OF HARRIS COUNTY discovered that no crime did happen, that no single particular person was criminally accountable,” OGG stated.
The victims died of “compression asphyxia,” in keeping with the HARRIS COUNTY INSTITUTE of FORENSIC SCIENCES. A number of lawsuits have been filed towards SCOTT and LIVE NATION. The defendants have denied the allegations that negligence within the planning and promotion of the pageant contributed to the deaths.
“Whereas ready patiently for the District Legal professional’s determination to not file expenses, TRAVIS SCOTT has been inaccurately and wrongly singled out, regardless of stopping the present three separate instances and being unaware of the occasions as they had been unfolding,” SCOTT’s spokesperson TED ANASTASIOU informed CNN. “Now that this chapter is closed, we hope for the federal government efforts to deal with what’s most vital – stopping future heartbreaking tragedies like ASTROWORLD from ever occurring once more.”