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10-05-2004, 09:03 AM

Posted on Mon, Oct. 04, 2004

Kansas State professor accused of killing former wife last year

Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Authorities have charged an English professor at Kansas State University with first-degree murder in the death of his ex-wife.

Thomas E. Murray, 48, of Manhattan, is charged with killing Carmin Ross-Murray, 40, last November at her home in Lawrence. She was formerly a staff member at Kansas State University, serving as director of employee relations until 1997. Murray made an initial appearance in Douglas County Court on Monday, during which his preliminary hearing was set for Dec. 6, his attorney, Pedro Irigonegaray, said.

Murray did not enter a plea, but Irigonegaray said people should not assume his client is guilty.

"Give us the opportunity to make our case in court," he said.

Murray will receive a letter Tuesday telling him he is suspended with pay from the university, effective immediately, said the dean of the university's College of Arts and Sciences, Stephen White, who declined further comment.

Ross-Murray was an attorney and served for a time as a Manhattan city prosecutor.

Her body was found in her home in northwest Douglas County on Nov. 14. Authorities have not revealed how she was killed. The Douglas County Sheriff's Department said the warrant charging her former husband with murder was the result of police investigating more than 170 leads and conducting more than 250 interviews.

Murray was arrested without incident during a Monday morning traffic stop.

Ross-Murray left the couple's 5-year-old daughter, Ciara, approximately $300,000. Documents filed for a hearing on who should administer the money indicated that two days before her death, she and her former husband tried to resolve issues related to custody of their daughter.

She and Murray, who divorced in June of last year, had joint custody of the child.

The documents also said Ross-Murray told her ex-husband a man she was dating was about to move to Lawrence from California. Her body was discovered after that man called authorities, concerned because he had been unable to reach Ross-Murray by phone.

Murray, who has taught at Kansas State since 1988, has studied the relationship between language and culture. He is considered an expert in language variation, the history of the English language and omnastics, the study of names. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1978 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a master's and doctorate degrees from Indiana University.

Wait till Saturday

10-05-2004, 02:05 PM
So which side of the ball will you be on Boyceterous?

10-05-2004, 02:08 PM
I would love to see KU pull this one off !

10-05-2004, 02:14 PM
You mean it's illegal to kill one's ex-wife?

Note to self.

10-05-2004, 02:25 PM
I would love to see KU pull this one off !

According to this article, KSU killed KU......and so it goes

10-05-2004, 03:21 PM
According to this article, KSU killed KU......and so it goes

Sounds like she was a KSU woman that got head on straight, moved to Lawrence to get away from here ex ( KSU )and only to find out he waxed her .

KSU killing there own ? Who knows .

In reality, it's sad it's happened and , BTW, it has nothing to do with sports !

FWIW, I was refering to the KU-KSU game this weekend.... I would love to see KU beat KSU ! :thumb: