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Judge in PG&E criminal trial limits evidence jury can hear

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Jurors in the criminal trial of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. can hear evidence about the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion — clearly relevant to the charges that PG&E violated pipeline-safety standards and obstructed justice — but won’t hear some of the most graphic details, like the death and devastation it caused to a neighborhood, or view the wrecked pipe itself, a federal judge has ruled.

“Avoiding accidents like the San Bruno explosion is the very purpose of the Pipeline Safety Act” that PG&E is charged with violating, U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson said in a decision late Monday over evidence at the upcoming trial. He said the blast also provides “necessary context” for the National Transportation Safety Board’s subsequent investigation of the utility “and PG&E’s potential motives for obstructing it.” 

Read the whole story at SF Gate

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