Judge Sentences Peanut Executive to 28 Years

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Courtesy: Richard Miller

A judge sentences a former peanut company executive to 28 years for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak.

A jury convicted former Peanut Corporation of America owner Steward Parnell of knowingly shipping tainted food and faking lab tests for contaminants.

The 2008 outbreak killed nine people and sickened more than 700.

Peanut butter products shipped from Parnell's plant in Blakely, Georgia was used in snack foods and pet foods.

Parnell told the court Monday he was truly sorry.