Defense attorneys believe a woman who claims she heard men bragging about the Ghost Ship fire is a key witness -- one who could help exonerate defendants Derick Almena and Max Harris.
Sharon Evans wasn't inside the warehouse the night of the fire, but she claims she saw a group of men outside, laughing and talking about having set the fire. "She's hugely important because this is the most direct evidence we have that this was arson," explained Tyler Smith, one of the attorneys for Harris.
"She talks about hearing these guys bragging, practically high-fiving, congratulating each other."
Evans testified outside the presence of the jury at a hearing to decide what exactly she can testify to when the panel returns Monday. Normally witnesses are not allowed to testify about what other people said, but there are exceptions.