Suspect in Kraft shootings faces murder trial

    A woman who allegedly gunned down co-workers at the Kraft Foods factory in Northeast Philadelphia three months ago will stand trial on charges of murder.

    The incident left two workers dead and one wounded. Another intended victim received an award Wednesday from the city Police Department.

    Dave Ciarlante, a mechanic at the Kraft plant, saw a woman enter the factory with a gun. He followed her,  using a cell phone to warn others of her whereabouts.

    The Philadelphia Police Department gave Ciarlante a citizen commendation. He received the award at a ceremony that also celebrated 62 police officers for acts of valor, bravery, heroism and excellence.

    “I still have thoughts, dreams, nightmares and worries and stuff,” said Ciarlante. “I praise these cops, they go in harm’s way every day. If someone calls up and says shots were fired they run to it, life firefighters, everyone runs out and they run in.”

    Ciarlante said he recently went back to work after taking time off.

    Yvonne Hiller testified at her preliminary hearing on Tuesday that co-workers were abusing her.

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