FOX News Utah County doctor in court, accused of killing wife

PROVO — A Pleasant Grove doctor facing murder charges related to the death of his wife five years ago appeared in court Monday.

Martin MacNeill, who is accused of drugging his wife, gave his daughters only an occasional glance in the courtroom as they held photos of their late mother Michelle MacNeill.

An initial autopsy concluded that she died of natural causes. But investigators later changed it to undetermined, saying new information raised suspicion of Michelle’s death.

MacNeill’s daughters, Alexis Somers and Rachel MacNeill, spoke with FOX 13 and said they believe their father is guilty of murder.

“We are relieved that our mother is getting some justice,” said Somers.

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