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Emotions High for Mine Victim Families in Ex-Coal CEO Trial

Sitting in court since early October, spectator Judy Jones Petersen has heard plenty from the defense about a former coal CEO's safety concerns but not much about how 29 men died – including her brother – in a fiery mine blast under that executive's watch. “That's been the hardest part for me,” said Petersen, whose brother, Dean Jones, died in the explosion. “We can't say a word about the loss of life here. My brother's life doesn't mean anything here to these...

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