Closing arguments next step in salmonella trial

Closing arguments next step in salmonella trial
The federal courthouse in Albany is not on a closure list.

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Defense attorneys will make their closing arguments Friday morning in the trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak at a peanut plant in Blakely.

Prosecutors say the owner of the PCA plant Stewart Parnell knowingly approved shipments of tainted food during four hours of their closing statements.

Stewart Parnell and his brother Michael are charged with knowingly shipping the salmonella products and covering up lab results.

Former plant quality assurance manager Mary Wilkerson is charged with obstruction of justice.

Nine people died and hundreds were sickened during the outbreak five years ago.

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