Judge Permits Testimony On Ingestion Of Lethal Amount Of Cyanide In Criminal Case

Mealey's (October 5, 2016, 12:43 PM EDT) -- PORTLAND, Maine — Email statements made by a deceased man are not hearsay and are admissible in a case of mail fraud and retaliation, a Maine federal judge ruled Sept. 30, also refusing to exclude an expert’s testimony that the man died from his own ingestion of a lethal amount of potassium cyanide (United States of America v. Sidney P. Kilmartin, No. 14-00129, D. Maine; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135299).

(Order available.  Document #30-161014-019R.)

The U.S. government charged Sidney Kilmartin in a 15-count indictment with mail...
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