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New trial sought for woman convicted of murder in CiCi's Pizza owner's death

The attorney representing Sara Gonzales McLinn, 20, convicted of first-degree murder in the death of CiCi's Pizza owner Harold "Hal" Sasko, is seeking a new trial. McLinn's sentencing, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been delayed so that a hearing on the motion for a new trial can be heard.

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Jury finds Martin Miller guilty of first-degree murder in retrial

Jurors on Wednesday found Martin K. Miller guilty of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his wife, nearly a decade after he was convicted of the crime in a previous trial. By Caitlin Doornbos

Martin Miller retrial: Coroner testifies about Mary Miller's interior bruising, cause of death

Douglas County Coroner Dr. Erik Mitchell continued his testimony Monday in the retrial of Martin K. Miller, charged with first-degree murder in the July 28, 2004, death of his wife, Mary Miller, 46, at the family’s central Lawrence home.

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Martin Miller retrial: Former mistress testifies about four-year affair

Martin Miller’s former mistress, Carrie Parbs, testified Friday morning about her and Miller’s four-year affair, which culminated in a commitment ceremony celebration just weeks before his wife’s death. By Caitlin Doornbos

Martin Miller retrial: Children recall morning of mother's death; detective says Miller admitted to affair

On the second day of testimony in the first-degree murder retrial of Martin Miller, Miller’s son and daughter testified about their family and the death of their mother.

Martin Miller retrial: Daughter heard deceased screaming on morning of incident

The daughter of a 56-year-old former Lawrence carpenter and Christian school leader charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife testified at her father’s retrial Wednesday that she heard her mother screaming the morning her mother died. By Caitlin Doornbos

McLinn trial: Jury selection begins in CiCi's Pizza owner slaying case

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson and defense attorney Carl Cornwell began jury selection Monday morning in the first-degree murder trial of Sarah Gonzales McLinn, 20, of Lawrence. By Caitlin Doornbos

A full docket: three first-degree murder jury trials set for March

Over the next five weeks, Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin will preside over three nearly back-to-back first-degree murder jury trials. Here's a look at the upcoming cases set for trial beginning Monday. By Caitlin Doornbos

Man convicted of 1999 rape and robbery at shoe store challenges 54-year sentence

A 54-year-old man convicted of a 1999 rape and robbery at Payless ShoeSource, 3231 Iowa St., is challenging the 54-year prison sentence Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin handed down in 2001.

McLinn rejects plea offer; jury trial to begin March 16

Sarah Gonzalez McLinn, charged with first-degree murder in the death of her roommate last year, rejected two versions of a plea deal this week, saying she'd rather try her case before a jury. The case is set for trial in two weeks.