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Court to review conviction in Lawrence murder case

Martin Miller alleges jurors were unfairly prejudiced

April 17, 2007

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The Kansas Supreme Court has scheduled an April 25 hearing in the appeal of Martin K. Miller, a Lawrence man sentenced to life in prison in 2005 for the murder of his wife.

Miller, a carpenter and former Christian-school teacher, was convicted of first-degree murder in the strangulation of Mary Miller, who had been a Kansas University librarian.

Martin Miller has denied he killed his wife.

Miller has appealed his conviction saying trial jurors were unfairly prejudiced against him because of evidence presented about his sexual behavior.

Prosecutors had presented evidence of Miller pursuing sexual relationships with other women and pornographic photos found on his computer.

Under Miller's sentence, he must serve 25 years before being eligible for parole.

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Linda Endicott 7 years ago

It doesn't matter whether you believe he did it or not. If you believe in the justice system that we have, then you also need to believe in the appeals process.

Both convictions and appeals are part of the justice system.

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OZ 7 years ago

Here's a story about more "loving" parents that are X-TIAN HYPOCRITES;

Florida Toddler DEAD Thought Toddler Gay, Dad Kills Son
by Miami Bureau

Posted: July 14, 2005

(Tampa, Florida) A 21 year old Tampa man is charged with murder after his 3-year old son was pummeled into unconsciousness and then died.

Ronnie Paris Jr., a self-proclaimed Christian, went on trial for his own life this week in a Tampa courtroom. The toddler's mother, Nysheerah Paris, testified that her husband thought the boy might be gay and would force him to box.

Nysheerah Paris, a self-proclaimed Christian, told the court that Paris would make the boy fight with him, slapping the child in the head until he cried or wet himself. She said that on one occasion Paris slammed the child against a wall because he was vomiting.

The court was told there had been a history of abuse by Paris. Prosecutor Jalal Harb said that in 2002, the Florida Department of Children & Families placed the child in protective custody after he had been admitted to the hospital several times for vomiting.

He was returned to his parents Dec. 14. A month later he went into a coma and was rushed to hospital. Six days later he was removed from life support and died. An autopsy showed there was swelling on both sides of his brain.

"He was trying to teach him how to fight,'' Nysheerah Paris' sister, Shanita Powell told the court. "He was concerned that the child might be gay.''

Following the child's death Tampa police Detective Anthony Zambito thought there was something suspicious. He testified that he questioned both parents closely at the hospital. But it wasn't until investigators questioned them separately Feb. 1 that the boy's mother talked about the abuse.

Paris was charged with capital murder and Nysheerah Paris was charged with felony child neglect and faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.

Praise CHEESES ! ! !

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HappyFace 7 years ago

There was also the matter of the kids hearing their Mom cry out in the night.....oh, and the matter of him changing his story 5 times. The rest of it was just the icing on the cake......or the straw that broke the camel's back. Oh...and what caused him to marry one of the people that testified for him? This whole thing was so messed up and sad....especially for his kids. Hope that the Kansas Supreme Court looks at all the facts (like the jurors did) and put an end to this. His kids deserve some peace. :~(

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bearded_gnome 7 years ago

seems his sexual behavior fit with the rest of the case. maybe prison is beginning to get very uncomfortable.

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deec 7 years ago

No, did you miss the part where they convicted him?

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OZ 7 years ago

What's this? Another X-TIAN MURDERING his FAMILY MEMBERS?

If his Mother had been the X-TIAN Andrea Yates he wouldn't have had the chance!

Why didn't the NAZI, Herr Kline, execute this X-TIAN himself?

Must not have been enough personal, private, federally protected medical records to pry into.

Praise CHEESES ! ! !

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offtotheright 7 years ago

Martin Miller has denied he killed his wife.

Miller has appealed his conviction saying trial jurors were unfairly prejudiced against him because of evidence presented about his sexual behavior.

deec...did you miss the part of the article that states he denies killing her?

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Steve Jacob 7 years ago

He must of still had a few bucks from after the trial. Sounds like a weak appeal to me.

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deec 7 years ago

So his motive to kill his wife, that is, to pursue his other sex partners, "prejudiced" the jury? Wow.

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