ALBANY, NY (AP) - A 60-year-old man who spread toxic mercury on food and other surfaces in a hospital has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.
Authorities say Martin Kimber contaminated items in several places at Albany Medical Center in 2011. One person was treated after eating mercury-laced food in the cafeteria.
The former pharmacist was upset over a bill for hospital care.
Kimber pleaded guilty in November to using a toxic chemical as a weapon and tampering with consumer products.
Investigators reported finding two jars of mercury, 21 guns, terrorism books and child pornography in his home and car.
He was ordered Thursday to pay Albany Medical Center $200,451.
Mercury can be inhaled or absorbed through unbroken skin and can cause brain and lung damage.