LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Adolfo Orozco-Garcia, the former owner of the Alpine Motel Apartments, pleaded not guilty to 27 charges related to a December 2019 fire that claimed the lives of six tenants, injured 13, and left more than 50 homeless.

Former Alpine Motel owner Adolfo Orozco-Garcia, on the left, leaving the arraignment with his attorney Dominic Gentile, on the right, June 8, 2023. (KLAS)

Orozco-Garcia, 46, was arraigned Thursday in Clark County District Court. After interviews with employees and dozens of former and current tenants, city inspectors issued a report that said there were numerous fire code violations including non-working fire alarms and a locked door that resulted in tenants not being able to escape.

Orozco-Garcia is facing six felony charges of involuntary manslaughter for the six deaths and 21 charges of disregarding the safety of a person resulting in death/substantial bodily injury.

Investigators walk through an interior corridor after a fire at a three-story apartment complex early Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 in Las Vegas. The fire was in first-floor unit of the Alpine Motel Apartments and its cause was under investigation, the department said. Authorities say multiple fatalities were reported and many more were injured. (AP Photo/David Becker)

The victims who died were Henry Lawrence Pinc, 70; Tracy Ann Cihal, 57; Francis Lombardo Jr., 72; Cynthia Mikell, 61; Donald Keith Bennett, 63; and Kerry Baclaan, 46. All were Las Vegas residents.

Orozco-Garcia sold the 41-unit building on 9th Street and Ogden Avenue and it was redeveloped and named the DLUX Lofts a year after the fire.

Orozco-Garcia is scheduled to be back in court on June 20 to discuss setting a date for his trial.