Update: The criminal case springing from the Thanksgiving weekend 2008 carbon-monoxide-poisoning deaths of the Lofgren family -- parents Parker and Caroline, plus kids Owen, ten, and Sophie, eight -- will continue thanks to a ruling by a district judge yesterday.
But the hearing, at which the two defendants in the case pleaded not guilty, hinted at chinks in the prosecution's armor.
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