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Hearing Friday for Man Charged With Mailing Poison

BANGOR, Maine - A Maine resident accused of sending poison to a depressed Englishman who used it to kill himself will likely be in court for a bail hearing next month.
 
Sidney Kilmartin of Windham is accused of sending potassium cyanide to Andrew Denton of Hull, England. The hearing was initially scheduled for Friday in federal court in Bangor, but it was postponed. A court spokeswoman says the new date will be set on Friday and it will likely be in about three weeks.
 
Kilmartin has pleaded not guilty to mailing injurious articles and mailing injurious articles resulting in death. He could face a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted. Police say Denton was found dead in December 2012.