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Man faces Briton poisoning charge

A Maine man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he mailed a poisonous chemical to a Briton, who used it to kill himself.

The Portland Press Herald reported that Sidney Kilmartin, of Windham, entered his plea yesterday.

Authorities say Kilmartin mailed a poisonous chemical to Andrew Denton, of Hull, who died in 2012.

Kilmartin faces the possibility of life in prison. A Hull newspaper report from 2013 says Mr Denton ordered the poisonous chemical on the internet to kill himself.

It is unclear how Kilmartin allegedly obtained the poisonous chemical or whether he knew what Denton planned to do with it.

An attorney for Kilmartin said in court that he would like to return to court to amend the plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.

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