The businessman jailed for attaching a fake collar bomb
around the neck of a Sydney schoolgirl will appeal against
Paul Douglas Peters was jailed last November for at least 10
years, with a maximum of 13 and a-half years, for the attack
on Madeleine Pulver.
Peters entered the Pulver family home in Mosman on August 3,
2011, armed with a baseball bat and attached the device to
the 18-year-old's neck.
The device had a USB stick and ransom note attached, warning
that tampering with it would make it explode.
Ten hours later, the device was found to be fake.
Peters was arrested in the home he shared with his ex-wife in
Louisville, Kentucky, about two weeks later and extradited to
Peters has lodged an appeal against the severity of his
sentence. The appeal will be heard today in the Supreme Court
In June, Peters' lawyer, Kathy Crittenden, said her client's
appeal would be on seven grounds.