Trial begins in 2 Philadelphia food plant killings
by Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press
September 10, 2012 04:30 PM | 433 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ A security guard at a Philadelphia food plant says he opened the gate for an armed employee before a shooting that left two people dead.

Guard Mark Bentley is testifying at Yvonne Hiller’s double-murder trial about the night Hiller was suspended from Kraft Foods in September 2010.

He says Hiller returned, pointed a gun at him in the guardhouse and demanded he open the gate.

Bentley says he wasn’t armed and complied.

Witnesses say the 45-year-old Hiller was suspended after arguing with co-workers. They say she thought co-workers were spraying her with chemicals that smelled like deer urine.

Hiller faces life in prison if convicted at Monday’s nonjury trial of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors have agreed not to seek the death penalty. In return, Hiller won’t rely on an insanity defense.

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