The Martin Miller Trial

Martin MillerMartin K. Miller was on trial for the July 2004 murder of his wife, Mary. Miller initially told police he woke up about 6 a.m. on July 28, 2004, and found his wife in bed in a different room, not breathing. At first, police said that a coroner didn't think there were any signs of foul play. But Miller was later arrested after a coroner conducted an autopsy and ruled the death a homicide. A Douglas County jury deliberated about six hours before finding him guilty of strangling his wife.



Jury finds Martin Miller guilty of first-degree murder in retrial
11:35 a.m., April 8, 2015 Updated 05:11 p.m.
Jurors on Wednesday found Martin K. Miller guilty of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his wife, nearly a decade after he was convicted of the crime in a previous trial. By Caitlin Doornbos
Martin Miller retrial: Pathologist said there is ‘no way’ Miller’s wife died by homicide
01:22 p.m., April 7, 2015 Updated 10:22 p.m.
Well-known pathologist Cyril Wecht on Tuesday testified at the retrial of Martin Miller, 56, that there was “no way” Miller’s wife’s 2004 death was a homicide. By Caitlin Doornbos
Martin Miller retrial: Coroner testifies about Mary Miller’s interior bruising, cause of death
02:16 p.m., April 6, 2015 Updated 10:05 p.m.
Douglas County Coroner Dr. Erik Mitchell continued his testimony Monday in the retrial of Martin K. Miller, charged with first-degree murder in the July 28, 2004, death of his wife, Mary Miller, 46, at the family’s central Lawrence home.
Martin Miller retrial: Former mistress testifies about four-year affair
11:56 a.m., April 3, 2015 Updated 10:40 p.m.
Martin Miller’s former mistress, Carrie Parbs, testified Friday morning about her and Miller’s four-year affair, which culminated in a commitment ceremony celebration just weeks before his wife’s death. By Caitlin Doornbos
Martin Miller retrial: Children recall morning of mother’s death; detective says Miller admitted to affair
01:07 p.m., April 2, 2015 Updated 10:34 p.m.
On the second day of testimony in the first-degree murder retrial of Martin Miller, Miller’s son and daughter testified about their family and the death of their mother.
Martin Miller retrial: Daughter heard deceased screaming on morning of incident
11:21 a.m., April 1, 2015 Updated 09:52 p.m.
The daughter of a 56-year-old former Lawrence carpenter and Christian school leader charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife testified at her father’s retrial Wednesday that she heard her mother screaming the morning her mother died. By Caitlin Doornbos
Martin Miller trial: Jury selection begins in retrial of Lawrence man once convicted of murder
10:42 a.m., March 30, 2015 Updated 10:44 p.m.
Jury selection began this morning in the retrial of Martin Miller, charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife in 2004.

Prev