Former BP engineer Kurt Mix leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in Houston. Federal prosecutors brought the first criminal charges Tuesday in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, accusing Mix of deleting more than 300 text messages that indicated the blown-out well was spewing far more crude than the company was telling the public at the time. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
The prosecution has started presenting witnesses in the gulf oil spill trial in New Orleans.
An FBI agent testified some of the text messages deleted by former BP engineer Kurt Mix contained information about the company’s response to the spill. Mix if fighting obstruction of justice charges.