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    Murder trial set in Philly Kraft plant killings

    A one-day, non-jury murder trial is set to start Monday for a woman charged with killing two colleagues at a Philadelphia food plant.

    Prosecutors have agreed not to seek the death penalty, and 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 injuring 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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