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Defendant to argue 2 other men killed grandmother, baby in suburban Philadelphia in 2012

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NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania — A suburban Philadelphia man accused of having killed a baby and her grandmother in a botched kidnapping plot has indicated that he will argue that two other people committed the crimes.

Twenty-seven-year-old Raghunandan Yandamuri (rag-oo-NAHN'-dahn yahn-duh-MOHR'-ee) of Upper Merion could face the death penalty if convicted.

Prosecutors allege that he kidnapped 10-month-old Saanvi Venna from her family's King of Prussia apartment in October 2012 and killed the baby's grandmother. The girl was later found dead.

Yandamuri maintains that he was forced to lead two men to the household and they killed the victims.

He asked a judge Monday to bar prosecutors from using some images of the bodies, arguing that they would prejudice jurors and prevent him from receiving a fair trial.

Jury selection begins Tuesday in Montgomery County Court.

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