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Trial Set in Two Food Plant Killings

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 5:54am
the Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A one-day, nonjury murder trial is set for Monday for a woman charged with killing two colleagues at a Philadelphia food plant.

Prosecutors have agreed not to seek the death penalty. In return, Yvonne Hiller is no longer seeking an insanity plea in the double-murder case.

The 45-year-old Hiller has allegedly told police she thought co-workers at a Kraft Foods plant were spraying her with deer urine.

Police say she was suspended after a confrontation in September 2010, left the plant and got a gun, and returned minutes later. They say she targeted two workers, killing two and wounding a third.

At the time, about 100 people worked at the plant, making Nabisco cookies and crackers.

Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner will hear the case.

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