Police: Maine man knew he sent poison for suicide

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Posted: Nov 07, 2014 10:36 AM

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police say a Maine man knew when he sent poison to a depressed Englishman that the recipient intended to use it to kill himself.

The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1tkAMY3 ) reports that an investigation released by English police says Sidney Kilmartin, of Windham, Maine, and Andrew Denton of Hull, England, exchanged emails in which Kilmartin offered to sell Denton potassium cyanide and gave him advice on how to use it. Police say Denton was found dead in December 2012.

Authorities are not saying how Kilmartin obtained the poison or how he and Denton found each other.

Kilmartin was arrested Wednesday and charged with mailing injurious articles. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. He pleaded not guilty in federal court on Wednesday.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com