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.

Kansas Court of Appeals rules Martin Miller should get new murder trial
February 10, 2012
A Kansas Court of Appeals panel has ruled a former Lawrence carpenter and Christian school leader convicted of killing his wife should get a new trial based on errors in the jury instructions at his 2005 trial.
Former attorney for convicted murderer Martin Miller says he could have done better job at trial
March 24, 2009
During a civil court hearing Tuesday, a convicted murderer’s former defense attorney acknowledged that he could have made more objections to testimony and allowing jurors to hear and see some evidence in the 2005 Lawrence trial.
Convicted murderer Martin Miller claims ineffective assistance of counsel
March 23, 2009
A Lawrence man convicted of murdering his wife in 2004 was back in a Douglas County courtroom Monday.
Martin Miller murder conviction upheld
July 28, 2007
The Kansas Supreme Court rejected an appeal Friday filed by Martin K. Miller, a Lawrence carpenter and former Christian school teacher, who was found guilty in July 2005 of killing his wife. Three years ago today, Mary E. Miller was found strangled to death at her central Lawrence home. In an opinion written by Justice Robert E. Davis, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the conviction. Miller, 48, is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years.
State Supreme Court upholds Martin Miller murder conviction
10:07 a.m., July 27, 2007 Updated 10:33 a.m.
The Kansas Supreme Court today upheld the murder conviction of Martin Miller.
No rulings issued by Supreme Court on Lawrence cases
June 9, 2007
The Kansas Supreme Court issued no rulings Friday on the city’s smoking ban or the murder conviction of Martin Miller.
No ruling on smoking ban, Martin Miller murder conviction
Today was earliest rulings could be expected
June 8, 2007
The Kansas Supreme Court issued no rulings Friday on the city’s smoking ban, nor the murder conviction of Martin Miller. Oral arguments in the cases were held before the court in April, and Friday was the earliest date when the court could have issued rulings.