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Grocery Worker Pleads Guilty to Poisoning Beef

May 22, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A former grocery store worker pleaded guilty to lacing about 250 pounds of ground beef with insecticide, sickening 92 people.

Randy Jay Bertram, 39, faces up to 20 years in prison for poisoning food with the intent to cause serious bodily injury.

Defense attorney Larry Willey said Bertram had a dispute with a co-worker and thought the insecticide would get the co-worker in trouble.

Prosecutors say Bertram poured the insecticide into the beef as he prepared it for sale Dec. 31.

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