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Stewart Parnell

Managers of Georgia peanut plant get prison for salmonella

Two former managers of a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak are heading to prison, though for far less time than the ex-boss they helped convict.

A U.S. District Court judge on Thursday sentenced Daniel Kilgore to six years in prison and Samuel Lightsey to three years. Both men at different times managed Peanut Corporation of America's production plant in rural Blakely, Georgia. Authorities in 2009 identified the plant as the source of salmonella blamed for sickening 714 people and killing nine.

Kilgore and Lightsey pleaded guilty and testified against their ex-boss, Peanut Corporation owner Stewart Parnell, and two others charged in the...