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Deepwater Horizon victims' families testify in Washington

Christopher Jones Christopher Jones

WASHINGTON (WAFB) - There was tearful testimony Tuesday by the families of those killed on the Deepwater Horizon.

They were on Capitol Hill urging Congress to change a law that limits BP's financial responsibility to only $75 million.

While testifying, Chris Jones, who is from Baton Rouge, told lawmakers about some recent comments made by BP executive Tony Hayward.

"I want to take this opportunity to address recent remarks made by Tony Hayward, CEO of BP," he said. "In particular, he publicly stated he wants his life back. Well Mr. Hayward (crying), I want my brother's life back."

Jones' brother, Gordon, was one of 11 killed in the explosion on April 20.

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