Pictured Rocks Murder Conviction Upheld

Thomas Richardson does not get the new trial he and his lawyer were asking for in the Pictured Rocks murder case.

The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld Richardson’s conviction.

Richardson and his attorney, Karl Numinen of Marquette, were asking for a new trial on grounds of insufficient evidence, prosecutorial misconduct and violation of attorney/client privilege.

Richardson is from McBain in the northern Lower Peninsula.

He was convicted in 2008 of murdering his wife Juanita at Pictured Rocks by forcing her off a cliff.

That happened in mid-2006 while they were on vacation.

Thomas Richardson is serving life in prison without parole.