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Man Accused of Mailing Poison has Bail Hearing

BANGOR, Maine - A Maine man accused of sending poison to a depressed Englishman who used it to kill himself is scheduled for a bail hearing later this week.

Sidney Kilmartin of Windham is accused of sending Andrew Denton of Hull, England, potassium cyanide. Police say Denton was found dead in December 2012. Kilmartin's bail hearing is set for Friday in federal court in Bangor.

Kilmartin has pleaded not guilty to mailing injurious articles and with mailing injurious articles resulting in death. The latter charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

The Portland Press Herald has reported that a summary of an English police investigation says Kilmartin and Denton exchanged emails in which Kilmartin offered to sell Denton potassium cyanide and gave him advice on how to use it.