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Jun 18, 2015 1:31 PM

NH Supreme Court to hear Vermont man's appeal

The Associated Press

CONCORD — New Hampshire's Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the appeal of a Vermont man convicted of negligent homicide in the 2010 gunpowder plant explosion in Colebrook that killed two workers.

Craig Sanborn of Maidstone, Vermont, was sentenced to 10-20 years in prison after being convicted in 2013 in connection with the deadly explosion at his Black Mag gunpowder plant.

Sanborn's lawyer contends the state didn't have sufficient evidence to convict Sanborn, who was at a conference out-of-state when the explosion occurred.

Defense attorney Mark Sisti is also challenging the jury selection process and random designation of alternate jurors.

Killed in the explosion were 56-year-old Donald Kendall, of Colebrook, and 49-year-old Jesse Kennett, of Stratford.

The justices hear arguments Thursday.


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