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Chinese Girls' Death Blamed on Poisoned Yogurt

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A vendor selling jars of traditional Beiijng yogurt stands at her stall after selling to a customer in Beijing on January 20, 2011.

A vendor selling jars of traditional Beiijng yogurt stands at her stall after selling to a customer in Beijing on January 20, 2011.

The deaths of two Chinese girls are being blamed on poisoned yogurt, part of an apparent plot to boost enrollment at a local kindergarten.

Police in Hebei province tell Chinese state-run media a woman who runs a kindergarten in Pingshan county confessed to the crime. They say she laced the yogurt with rat poison and then asked a man to leave the yogurts, and some notebooks, along a road leading to a rival kindergarten.

Officials say the yogurt and notebooks were then picked up by another woman, who brought the yogurt home and gave it to her granddaughters.
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