Man gets life in prison for making terroristic threats

Harry Palmquist had shown up at his employer's house, threatened to blow the man's brains out and then left when his victim said he wouldn't call police.

That got him life in prison.

Palmquist, 41, was sentenced today in Russell County Circuit Court for the March 30, 2006, on a terroristic threats charge. While convicted of that, he was acquitted of kidnapping at his June 17 trial.

Because of three prior felonies, two of them out of Arizona, he faced a potential sentence of 15 years to life.

Judge George Greene chose the latter.

"I'm very pleased with it," said Assistant District Attorney Max Smith. "Mr. Palmquist is a violent man, and he needs to be put away for awhile. He needs to be in jail for a long time."