Kansas Supreme Court overturns murder conviction

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- A former Lawrence man will get a new trial in the 2004 death of his wife.

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned the murder conviction of Martin Miller. He was convicted of strangling his 46-year-old wife, Mary Miller, at their home because he was having an affair and wanted to collect $300,000 in life insurance.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1mgBtUY ) the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled in February 2012 that Miller should get a new trial because of errors in jury instructions at his 2005 trial.

The Kansas Supreme Court agreed on Friday that the jury instructions were incorrect. The court said the jurors were told they could acquit Miller only if they had a reasonable doubt on every element of the charge, rather than on just one element.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 245576291 - kake.com/a?a=245576291
Gray Television, Inc.