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Stewart Parnell, owner and president of the Peanut Corporation of America, is sworn in before a hearing on Capitol Hill Feb. 11, 2009 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty)

Court wants peanut exec in prison for life

Federal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called "unprecedented" for a food-poisoning case.The potential life sentence for former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell was disclosed...

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