NEW YORK – Prosecutors say a Manhattan man's computer bears evidence that he tried to acquire the deadly poison ricin (RY'-sihn).
They say Cheng Le exchanged emails with an undercover FBI employee and said he wanted to market "simple and easy death pills."
The 21-year-old defendant pleaded not guilty Friday in Manhattan federal court to charges of attempting to acquire and distribute ricin and committing postal fraud.
Le was arrested Dec. 23.
A defense lawyer said the case is likely to go to trial. It's scheduled to start Aug. 3.