BP Texas City Explosion – Day in Court
The judge didn’t immediately accept the BP guilty plea. However, she said that she can only consider a plea agreement presented to her:
“I must not evaluate a hypothetical plea that has not been presented.”
Rosenthal delayed a ruling to allow plaintiffs’ attorneys and prosecutors to submit filings on complicated legal issues that dominated several hours of arguments after the victims had their say. The judge didn’t set a date for another hearing.
She said the company can withdraw its guilty plea if she rejects the agreement
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