Two years ago, a Boston University student living in the upstairs of a crowded Allston house became trapped in a fire and died. Now, prosecutors say they will not bring criminal charges against the landlord, Anna Belokurova, who owned the house and rented it to the student illegally, The Boston Globe reported.
The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said the crowded conditions were not responsible for the fire. Instead, it was caused by negligent disposal of smoking materials.
The death of the student, Binland Lee, shed a light on the lack of landlord and university accountability for the poor housing conditions that many students endure, as did an ensuing Globe Spotlight Team report, “Shadow Campus.’’
Read the full Globe story here.