Quantcast

Request made to set aside explosion conviction - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

Request made to set aside explosion conviction

Posted: Updated:

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - A judge has declined to rule on a request to set aside a conviction in the 2010 explosion that killed two workers at a New Hampshire gunpowder plant.

Craig Sanborn's attorney, Mark Sisti, said a witness who testified Sanborn knew his Colebrook Black Mag plant was deficient embellished his own military record.

The Caledonian Record reports (http://bit.ly/1oZN09F) Sisti said the witness was a principal of a Florida-based gunpowder firm with which Sanborn entered into a contract. He said such misrepresentations "cast grave doubt" on his testimony.

Coos Superior Court Judge Peter Bornstein said he has no jurisdiction as Sanborn has an appeal pending in the state Supreme Court.

Sanborn, of Maidstone, Vermont, was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison. He's been convicted of wire fraud in Maine.

Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WCAX. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.