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Vt. man convicted in fatal NH blast seeks release

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LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - A Vermont man convicted of manslaughter after his New Hampshire gun powder plant exploded is seeking to get out of prison while he appeals his conviction and awaits a second trial in Maine.

Craig Sanborn of Maidstone, Vt., was sentenced in November to 10- to 20-years in prison for the 2010 explosion that killed two workers at the Black Mag plant in Colebrook.

The Caledonian Record reports that his lawyer recently filed a request to allow Sanborn's release while the state Supreme Court considers his appeal. He argues that Sanborn's bail should not have been revoked purely on the nature of the crime and the sentence imposed.

Sanborn is set to go to trial in April in Maine, where he is charged with wire fraud.

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