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
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
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.
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.
Charged with first-degree murder during the commission of an aggravated burglary, Archie Lamont Robinson, 30, of Lawrence, will face his jury March 9, after rejecting Assistant Douglas County District Attorney Amy McGowan’s plea deal Friday.
The attorney of Martin K. Miller, convicted of killing his wife 10 years ago, argued Tuesday that evidence of Miller’s extramarital affair, use of pornography and siphoning of his children’s college savings accounts should not be admissible in his client’s March retrial.
The retrial of a Lawrence man convicted in 2005 of murdering his wife will take place in Douglas County after his lawyer asked for a change of venue, District Judge Paula Martin ruled last week.
The attorney of a Lawrence man accused of his wife’s 2004 homicide argued in Douglas County District Court Monday that his client’s trial should be moved to a different venue following 10 years of publicity, court documents said.
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.