Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin set a new jury trial date for a 20-year-old Lawrence woman charged with first-degree murder in the January death of Cici’s Pizza franchise owner Harold M. Sasko. Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn, previously scheduled for a Jan. 5 court date, will now face her jury on March 16.
The Kansas Supreme Court has declined once-convicted murderer Martin Miller’s request to have the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office disqualified as the prosecuting agency in his retrial after it was revealed that witness and son Matthew Miller, 22, had been living with senior assistant district attorney Eve Kemple’s son in her home.
A Lawrence man once-convicted of his wife’s murder plans to ask the Kansas Supreme Court to force the Douglas County District Court to disqualify the Douglas County District Attorney’s office as prosecuting agency in his retrial.
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 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.
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.
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.
Guy Drum pleaded no contest in November to aggravated indecent liberties with a child and attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
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.