| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Judge: Murrysville man deserves jail time for collecting child porn, threatening postal inspector

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 11:39 a.m.

A Westmoreland County man deserves “every day” of a three-year, two-month sentence for collecting child pornography and threatening a postal inspector who investigated him, a federal judge said Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge David Cercone sentenced Todd Markley, 49, of Murrysville to 10 years of probation and fined him $5,000.

Markley pleaded guilty in February to buying child pornography through the mail and sending the postal inspector an email on May 31, 2012, claiming that he had placed a $3,000 bounty on her and had instructed a group of men “to make your death as painful, drawn out and humiliating as possible.”

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers notebook: Linebacker Timmons hoping for contract extension
  2. Four helicopters respond to Route 51 crash in Rostraver
  3. Miami (Fla.) gets prepared to take on ‘physical’ Pitt team
  4. Steelers plan to use smart pass rush against Seattle QB Wilson
  5. Penguins 4th line is showing promise
  6. School lunch group hopes to revise rules it calls impractical, too restrictive
  7. Western Pa. students bristle at changing menu choices
  8. Small stores take big gamble by not upgrading credit card readers
  9. Century Inn owner hopes to reopen Washington County landmark, gutted by fire, by end of next year
  10. Carrick crime ‘blitz’ shows early signs of success
  11. Plan ahead to force yourself — and bulbs — out of winter doldrums