Lawrence Man's Murder Retrial Is Scheduled For December

By: WIBW (Kion Hudson)
By: WIBW (Kion Hudson)

AP A retrial in the death of a Lawrence woman is scheduled for December, although it could be moved out of Douglas County.

Martin Miller is charged with killing his wife, Mary Miller, in 2004.

He was convicted of first-degree murder, but the Kansas Supreme Court overturned the conviction in February, citing incorrect jury instructions.

Prosecutors allege he strangled his wife at their home because he was having an affair and wanted to collect $300,000 in life insurance.

During a hearing Thursday, Miller's attorney, said he might seek a change of venue because of publicity surrounding the case.

Miller is out of jail while awaiting the retrial.

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