CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The latest developments in the federal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. All times are local:
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The latest developments in the federal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. All times are local:
Potential jurors are back in the courtroom for the second day of jury selection in the federal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.
They joined federal prosecutors and Blankenship's attorneys in the courtroom Friday before U.S. District Judge Irene Berger in Charleston.
The public, including reporters, watched the proceedings from a live closed-circuit television feed from another room.
At one point, Blankenship could be seen listening in at the judge's bench when Berger was talking to a prospective juror.
According to a filing in federal court, 88 potential jurors were brought in Thursday. Of those, 42 were excused.
Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has arrived for the second day of jury selection at his federal trial.
Blankenship smiled but didn't answer when a reporter talked to him upon arriving Friday outside U.S. District Court in Charleston. One of Blankenship's attorneys said he wasn't taking questions.
The 65-year-old Blankenship is charged with conspiring to break safety laws and lying to financial regulators about safety practices at the Upper Big Branch Mine.
Blankenship faces up to three decades in prison if convicted over how he ran the mine, which exploded in 2010, killing 29 miners.