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Murray murder appeal is Thursday - can be heard live online

September 5, 2007

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Thomas E. Murray, center, is cuffed by court security officers Ken Fangohr, left, and Dale Flory at the end of Murray's sentencing at the Douglas County District Court. Murray, a former English professor at Kansas State University, is serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murder of his ex-wife, Carmin D. Ross.

Thomas E. Murray, center, is cuffed by court security officers Ken Fangohr, left, and Dale Flory at the end of Murray's sentencing at the Douglas County District Court. Murray, a former English professor at Kansas State University, is serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murder of his ex-wife, Carmin D. Ross.

A former professor convicted of killing his ex-wife in November 2003 takes his case Thursday to the Kansas Supreme Court - and attorneys' arguments will be played live online at the court's Web site.

Thomas Murray was convicted in March 2005 of stabbing and beating Carmen Ross, 40, at her home northwest of Lawrence. The case received national attention, and was featured on CBS' "48 Hours" program.

Murray was teaching English at Kansas State University at the time of the murder.

Jurors found Murray guilty of first-degree murder, based largely on his suspicious statements and actions after Ross' death, even though there was no physical evidence clearly linking him to the crime. He was sentenced to life in prison.

The court is scheduled to hear his appeal Thursday, starting about 9:20 a.m. The audio - which can only be heard with a Windows Media Player - can be found at the court's Web site.

Comments

somebodynew 6 years, 12 months ago

Hey LJW (Joel) !! How about a link or an address ??? "the court's web site" looks like it is supposed to be a link but doesn't seem to work. Thanks.

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costello 6 years, 12 months ago

They've left an extra space in the URL. The correct address is: http://www.kscourts.org/supct/sclive.htm

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somebodynew 6 years, 12 months ago

Thanks costello, that didn't appear my computer. Now I can listen to it w/o taking time off to go to it.

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Steve Jacob 6 years, 12 months ago

I think he did so well with the murder, leaving no evidence, he's upset he still was found guilty anyway. If he does win the appeal, he may get lucky in trial.

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