|Ex-BP engineer's lawyers to ask for new trial|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
NEW ORLEANS — Attorneys for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct a federal probe of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill have asked for more time to file requests for a new trial or a post-verdict acquittal.
On Tuesday, Kurt Mix’s lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. for a weeklong extension of a Jan. 2 deadline for filing the requests.
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