Professor on trial - The murder of Carmen Ross

Day ends without Murray trial verdict
March 15, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 5:49 p.m.) Jurors have just finished their first full day deliberating in the first-degree murder trial of Kansas State University professor Thomas E. Murray.
Prosecutors say facts point to Murray’s guilt
Jury set to resume deliberations this morning
March 15, 2005
After a day full of fist-pounding and finger-jabbing orations by attorneys, jurors on Monday began their deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of a Kansas State University professor charged with killing his ex-wife.
Closing arguments begin in Murray trial
March 14, 2005
(Updated Monday at 4:13 p.m.) Closing arguments are under way today in the trial of a Kansas State University professor charged with murdering his ex-wife.
6News: Defense delivers closing statement
March 14, 2005
Defense attorney Bob Eye discusses the evidence presented in the trial in his closing argument in the trial of Thomas E. Murray.
6News: Prosecution describes Ross’ final moments
March 14, 2005
Assistant Dist. Atty. Angela Wilson delivers a dramatic closing statement in the trial of Thomas E. Murray.
Murray trial could test TV’s impact on courts
Crime dramas present perfect evidence packages rarely found in real life
March 13, 2005
In a 2003 interview, a Lawrence police detective lamented the growing popularity of crime-scene investigation TV shows.
Testimony ends in Murray murder trial
Closing arguments are set for Monday
March 12, 2005
After four weeks and more than 50 witnesses, testimony ended Friday in the trial of a Kansas State University professor charged with murdering his ex-wife.
Murray’s attorneys finish defense
March 11, 2005
(Updated Friday at 12:15 p.m.) The defense rests. Attorneys for Thomas E. Murray, a Kansas State University professor charged with killing his ex-wife, wrapped up the defense part of the murder trial this morning in Douglas County District Court.
Defense expected to finish today
Neighbors testify about activity near Ross’ home
March 11, 2005
A Kansas State University professor charged with killing his ex-wife wasn’t in immediate danger of losing a child-custody battle, an attorney testified Thursday.
6News: Friend says Murray remarked about “all the blood”
March 10, 2005
Gay Crossley-Brubaker, a friend of Thomas E. Murray’s, describes the telephone conversation she had with Murray two days after the murder of his ex-wife, Carmin Ross.
Murray’s attorneys begin defense
Prosecution rests; family friend testifies on emotional talk with defendant after slaying
March 10, 2005
After Carmin Ross was found stabbed to death in November 2003, jurors heard Wednesday, her ex-husband had an emotional conversation with a family friend.
Jury told of Murray’s Internet searches
How to kill someone’ among evidence presented in murder trial
March 9, 2005
Jurors on Tuesday considered whether a Kansas State University professor’s murder-related Internet searches were a creative-writing pursuit or evidence of a mind bent on violence.
Testimony centers on gasoline usage
Prosecution says fuel use suggests trip to Lawrence; defense disputes analysis
March 8, 2005
The needle of a car’s gasoline gauge was the central point of testimony Monday in the trial of a Kansas State University professor charged with murdering his ex-wife.
Professor presents study in contrasts
Thomas Murray alternately presented as mild, charming — and cold-blooded
March 7, 2005
Professor Thomas E. Murray told police his father-in-law, Danny Ross, once made fun of him for being too meek and mild-mannered.
Defense attorneys lock in on puzzling blood stain
Pattern, footprint don’t match suspect’s shoes
March 5, 2005
A witness in the Thomas E. Murray murder trial testified Friday about one of the case’s more puzzling pieces of evidence: a wavy blood stain found on the lip of a bathroom sink in the victim’s home.