Markham conviction upheld in Appeals Court

Dec 13, 2012

LANSING, MI--   The Michigan Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction of a Manistique man convicted of extortion and making a threat of terrorism.  

Credit WLUC-TV

Peter Markham, 65, was sentenced to eight concurrent sentences of 75 months to 20 years in prison for threatening officials with murder, suicide, and arson over a

$46r fee on his water bill last year.  He was also given 45 months to 20 years for using a computer to commit a threat of terrorism.

The appeals court in Lansing this week upheld Markham’s conviction, saying most of his arguments did not have merit.