Man convicted of 2010 killing jailed for two Lake Macquarie armed robberies

By Sam Rigney
July 22 2022 - 6:00am
THIEF: CCTV footage shows Gary Anthony Markham fleeing Myer at Charlestown Square after stealing a number of items including Fitbit devices. Markham was found guilty of two robberies after a trial earlier this year and on Friday was jailed for a maximum of nine-and-a-half years.

A CONVICTED killer who held up two Lake Macquarie stores - including using an axe to terrify staff at a Toronto supermarket - as part of a 20-day crime spree in 2020 has been jailed for a maximum of nine-and-a-half years.



Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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