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.

Miller children get fresh start
August 25, 2005
This time there were smiles and roses. That was in stark contrast to the last time Melodie Miller was in a courtroom, watching her father be sentenced to life in prison for murdering her mother.
Court steps in for children whose fathers killed mothers
July 24, 2005
In the past year, Melodie Miller and her younger brother, Matthew, have lost both their parents: one to a murder, the other to prison.
Miller gets life term for murder
Daughter berates father for secrecy, betrayal
July 21, 2005
A carpenter and former Christian-school leader convicted of strangling his wife pressed his hand to his heart Wednesday as he pleaded with a judge for a new trial.
Minister who was addicted to porn says case not rare
July 21, 2005
When the Rev. Darrell Brazell, an evangelical minister, first heard that police had found thousands of pornographic images on former Christian-school leader Martin K. Miller’s home computer, he wasn’t surprised.
Computer evidence the new ‘paper trail’ in crime investigations
June 26, 2005
Martin K. Miller thought he was just letting off steam in 2002 when he typed his frustrations about his wife into a journal on his home computer.
Judge reverses ruling prohibiting sketches
June 21, 2005
A judge on Monday reversed her earlier ruling that prohibited the Lawrence Journal-World from publishing sketches of two adult witnesses in a first-degree murder trial.
Miller guilty of murder
June 21, 2005
A jury deliberated about six hours Monday before finding a local carpenter and former Christian-school leader guilty of strangling his wife.