Katy engineer charged in BP spill goes to court

May 3, 2012 5:55:04 AM PDT
An engineer from Katy is expected in court today to answer charges that he deleted sensitive text messages during the BP spill.

Kurt Mix is scheduled for arraignment in New Orleans. Mix is charged with two counts of obstruction of justice and was freed on $100,000 bail.

He is the first person to face criminal charges in the Deepwater Horizon accident which killed 11 people and sent almost five million barrels of oil into the Gulf.