Former Mine Superintendent Asks for Delay in Sentencing
A judge has been asked to delay the sentencing for a former Upper Big Branch Mine superintendent who pleaded guilty to plotting to get around safety rules in Raleigh County. Former mine superintendent Gary May pleaded guilty and is cooperating in the ongoing investigation into the explosion that killed 29 Massey Energy Co. miners in 2010. But May wants the sentencing delayed so he'll have a fair chance at a lesser sentence - a benefit for his cooperation with the government. May's sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 17.