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Sisouvanh testimony underway

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Benton County jury has begun to hear evidence in the trial of a woman accused of murdering a pregnant woman and stealing the unborn child.

Phien Sisouvanh has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. Her defense team argues Sisouvanh suffers from a mental disorder caused by abuse and trauma that began as a child in Laos and continued when she came to America.

The trial is expected to last about two weeks. 

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