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Parties awaiting retrial of 2004 murder case to return to court in June

Both parties awaiting the retrial of a 2004 murder case will again meet in June before setting a trial date. Martin K. Miller, 55, appeared in Douglas County District Court Thursday for what was originally scheduled to be a trial setting hearing. But the parties instead agreed to return June 5 for a status conference because Miller’s new attorney, Richard Ney, recently joined the case.

Martin Miller, awaiting retrial of 2004 murder case, bonds out of jail

Martin K. Miller, 55, was released before noon Wednesday. Miller had been held on a $250,000 bond since being transferred from Lansing on March 19.

Judge Paula Martin to join Kansas Supreme Court to hear four appeals

Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin will sit with the Kansas Supreme Court next week to hear oral arguments in four appeals, according to the state’s Office of Judicial Administration.

Third Wichita man pleads guilty to December robbery of three female KU students at Lawrence apartment

A third Wichita man has pleaded guilty in connection with a December robbery of three female Kansas University students at a Lawrence apartment.

Kansas Supreme Court reduces length of time Last Call shooter must register as violent offender

A man sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting three people in 2008 outside a former Lawrence bar will not have to register as a violent offender for the rest of his life once he is released from prison, according to a ruling Friday by the Kansas Supreme Court.

42-year-old man sentenced for two sex crimes

Guy Drum pleaded no contest in November to aggravated indecent liberties with a child and attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

Stabbing conviction brings probation

A Douglas County judge on Friday sentenced a Lawrence man to serve two years on probation for a stabbing during a February 2008 bar fight.

Report recommends Judges Malone and Martin be retained

Douglas County District Judges Paula Martin and Michael Malone should be retained by voters in November, according to state government report cards released Friday.

Jury seated in Boardwalk fire retrial

On the advice of his attorney, Jason A. Rose rarely lifts his eyes to look directly at the people who will be deciding whether he's guilty of murder and arson. "A lot of times he has to do what he's doing now - just look down," his attorney, Ron Evans, said Monday during jury selection. "He really can't win a body language game with you folks. Anything he does you could take the wrong way."

Mistaken arrest may lock out bondsman

Armed bounty hunters took Robert D. Davis II from the comfort of his home last week and delivered him to jail; the next day he appeared before a Douglas County judge.