Jury finds Martin Miller guilty of killing wife in 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – A 56-year-old Lawrence man has again been found guilty of first-degree murder for the death of his wife in their home in July 2004.

The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/1Dlx0HD ) reports it took jurors five hours Wednesday to convict Martin K. Miller in the death of 46-year-old Mary Miller. He was convicted of the same charge in 2005, but the Kansas Supreme Court overturned the verdict because of an erroneous jury instruction.

Miller’s lawyer argued there was no evidence Mary Miller’s death was a homicide. Testimony from investigators, Miller’s children and Miller’s former mistress last week indicated Miller denied being in the room the morning of the death.

The couple’s children testified that they heard their father’s voice in their parents’ bedroom the night their mother died, and she was under duress.

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