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Martin Miller, awaiting retrial of 2004 murder case, bonds out of jail

April 9, 2014

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Martin K. Miller

Martin K. Miller

A man awaiting a retrial of a 2004 murder case bonded out of Douglas County Jail on Wednesday.

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.

Miller's murder conviction was overturned on Feb. 14 based on an incorrect jury instruction. He had been sentenced in 2005 to 25 years to life in prison for the July 2004 death of his 46-year-old wife, Mary Miller, but the Kansas Supreme Court said that the written jury instruction District Judge Paula Martin gave jurors had been in error.

Miller is scheduled to return to court on May 1 to schedule a new trial date. During a March 27 court appearance, Miller's attorney said Miller would arrange to live with his wife, Laura Cuthbertson, and her father at a home in Paola. Miller and Cuthbertson married while Miller was in prison in 2006.

Comments

Bob Forer 8 months, 1 week ago

What type of psycholgoical disorder leads a person to marry a convicted and imprisoned murderer? Anyone care to offer an informed opinion?

Deb Engstrom 8 months, 1 week ago

It happens more frequently than you would think, even with death row inmates. Sometimes the parties have never met in person and sometimes only through prison visits. My son,who has been incarcerated for many years and will not get out any time soon got married to a woman he knew in high school, over the phone with the minister on a 3-way call. She is a college graduate with a professional career. Not sure I understand it either.

Deb Engstrom 8 months, 1 week ago

It happens more frequently than one would think, even with inmates on death row. Sometimes the parties have never met in person and sometimes only through prison non-contact visits. My son who has been incarcerated for some time and is not getting out any time soon got married to someone he knew in high school on the phone with the chaplain on a 3-way call. She is a college graduate with a professional career. I'm not sure I understand it either but it

Fred Mion 8 months, 1 week ago

The woman he married is the one with whom he was having an affair when his wife "mysteriously" died.

Clark Coan 8 months, 1 week ago

I sure hope as a condition of the bond he is required not to contact his children so he won't try to pressure them to recant their testimony. He's guilty and out on a technicality.

Bob Smith 8 months, 1 week ago

This business of putting the newest comments at the top of the column is nutso.

Thomas Bryce 8 months, 1 week ago

Hey Bob. Notice also that you cannot reply to a post, all replies are gone as well as all the conversations that were in the Replies. All you can do is Post. The Replies do show up in your History and are Tallied above, but do not show up on page. This occurred yesterday afternoon. It appears to affect all Comment Pages on this site.

Bob Smith 8 months, 1 week ago

Thomas, I noticed that too. Is LJW going to claim that 7 million people are reading what used to be an award-winning website?

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