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      Thomas Richardson's appeal denied, prosecutor scolded

      The Michigan Supreme Court has denied Thomas Richardson's application for appeal in his conviction of pushing his wife off a cliff at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore three years ago.

      The Michigan Supreme Court has also scolded an Upper Peninsula prosecutor for inappropriate comments during the 2008 trial of Richardson.

      The court says Karen Bahrman did not violate Richardson's right to a fair trial. But the court knocked the Alger County prosecutor for a variety of remarks.

      Bahrman referred to a female psychiatrist as a "whore" and another witness as a "bottom feeder." In an order released Thursday, the Supreme Court called it "simply unprofessional." Bahrman says the "whore" comment was about a defense witness who was paid for testimony. She says she has no regrets.

      Bahrman was unapologetic in a statement made to TV6 Thursday afternoon.

      "I was pleased with the outcome of the case and the Supreme Court's conclusion that nothing I said or did denied the defendant of a fair trial," Bahrman said. "Because I expect to have everything I say scrutinized, I was delighted to see that their criticism occupied just a page and a half. To me, this means that they found nothing else to criticize in 6,000 pages of transcripts."

      Richardson was convicted of first degree murder in the death of wife Juanita at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.