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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.



Judge to decide whether evidence of Martin Miller’s pornography, mistress can be presented
05:51 p.m., February 17, 2015 Updated 10:11 p.m.
The attorney of Martin K. Miller, convicted of killing his wife 10 years ago, argued Tuesday that evidence of Miller’s extramarital affair, use of pornography and siphoning of his children’s college savings accounts should not be admissible in his client’s March retrial.
Martin Miller’s retrial in murder case to stay in Douglas County, judge rules
11:06 a.m., January 20, 2015 Updated 10:25 p.m.
The retrial of a Lawrence man convicted in 2005 of murdering his wife will take place in Douglas County after his lawyer asked for a change of venue, District Judge Paula Martin ruled last week.
Once-convicted murderer Martin Miller’s retrial put on hold
October 28, 2014
A Lawrence man once-convicted of his wife’s murder plans to ask the Kansas Supreme Court to force the Douglas County District Court to disqualify the Douglas County District Attorney’s office as prosecuting agency in his retrial.
Living arrangements of accused murderer’s son called into question
September 30, 2014
As a retrial date approaches for once-convicted murderer Martin Miller, his son — a witness in the case whose mother was the victim — is living in the house of an assistant district attorney. By Sara Shepherd
Martin Miller murder retrial set for December; defense may seek venue change
June 5, 2014
The retrial of a 2004 murder case in which a former carpenter was accused and convicted of killing his wife is scheduled to begin Dec. 8, but the defense said Thursday that it might seek to have the case tried outside Douglas County.
Parties awaiting retrial of 2004 murder case to return to court in June
May 1, 2014
Both parties awaiting the retrial of a 2004 murder case will again meet in June before setting a trial date. Martin K. Miller, 55, appeared in Douglas County District Court Thursday for what was originally scheduled to be a trial setting hearing. But the parties instead agreed to return June 5 for a status conference because Miller’s new attorney, Richard Ney, recently joined the case.
Martin Miller, awaiting retrial of 2004 murder case, bonds out of jail
April 9, 2014
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.

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