The manager of the flats in Norton in which two teenage jockeys died in a fire has appeared before crown court.
Alan Foster, 65, of Commercial Street, in Norton, appeared before York crown Court after having been sent by Scarborough magistrates on 17 charges relating to the blaze at Norton’s The Tannery, in September 2009.
Jan Wilson, 19, and Jamie Kyne, 18, died in the blaze started by West Yorkshire man Peter William Brown, 39.
Foster was not asked to enter his pleas to the charges when he appeared in the dock, his barrister, Phillip Standfast, telling the court the defence case was not ready.
The pensioner faces charges which all relate to alleged breaches of Fire Safety Orders.
Brown, of Brotherton was convicted by a jury of manslaughter and indefinitely jailed in December, 2010.
His appeal last year against his conviction over the deaths failed.
Sailesh Mehta, prosecuting at Foster’s plea and case management hearing, raised no objection to an adjournment.
Forster is now expected to enter his pleas at a further hearing on either November 8 or 9.