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Kraft Foods Plant Worker Kills Two Co-Workers, Injures Another

September 13, 2010

A Philadelphia-based Kraft Foods plant worker who had been suspended for fighting with colleagues, then escorted from the building, returned minutes later with a handgun, hunted down her coworkers in a break room and executed two of them with a single bullet each and critically wounded a third, police said, reports the Associated Press. Yvonne Hiller had gotten into an argument Thursday evening with her co-workers at the northeast Philadelphia plant, police said. After she was disciplined, she went to her vehicle, made several phone calls, and then grabbed a .357 Magnum and used it to force her way past security guards at the front gate. About 100 people were at work at the plant, which makes Nabisco cookies and crackers. Hiller walked to the third-floor mixing area and found four people in the break room. She had no quarrels with one woman and told her to leave. After leaving the break room, Hiller went down a hallway and fired shots at the supervisor who had suspended her and at a mechanic who was using a walkie-talkie to alert police and co-workers to her whereabouts, police said. She missed both. Hiller finally went to a second-floor office and called police to tell them what she had done, authorities said. Police identified the victims as Tanya Renee Wilson, 47; LaTonya Sharon Brown, 36; and Bryant A. Dalton, 39, all of Philadelphia. Wilson and Brown died at the plant. Dalton, shot in the neck, remained in intensive care at Jefferson University Hospital, police said. The plant will remain closed indefinitely, Kraft said. "We suspended the employee when she became agitated and used profanity. We wanted the opportunity to investigate the situation," Kraft said in a statement Friday. Hiller was charged with two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, aggravated assault and other charges.