Archive for Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Colleague testifies in K-State prof’s murder hearing

December 8, 2004


A former Kansas State University professor testified this morning against a colleague charged with first-degree murder.

Gay Crossley-Brubaker, a professor at Marian College in Indianapolis, spoke as a prosecution witness this morning during the third day of the preliminary hearing for Tom Murray, a K-State English professor accused of murdering his ex-wife in November 2003.

Crossley-Brubaker said she left K-State in 1996, but still remained friends with Murray and had a series of phone conversations with him in the days following the stabbing death of his ex-wife, Carmin Ross.

Crossley-Brubaker testified that Murray told her after police confiscated his computer that he was considering a career in screen writing and had been doing research on CSI scripts and other murder Web sites.

She also testified that Murray also told her that police would find his DNA inside Ross's house because he had helped her move in.

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