Who is Martin MacNeill?

By HLN After Dark Staff

updated 5:18 PM EDT, Mon September 30, 2013
  • Dr. Martin MacNeill is accused of drugging and drowning his wife because of an extramarital affair
  • MacNeill’s first-degree murder trial is scheduled to begin October 15
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Michele MacNeill was found dead in her family’s Pleasant Grove, Utah, home on April 11, 2007.

MacNeill was recovering from a facelift she had the week before. Just days before her death, she allegedly told her daughter Alexis, “If anything happens to me make sure it wasn’t your dad,'” according to the statement of information prosecutors filed detailing the allegations against Dr. Martin MacNeill.

VOTE: Did Dr. Martin MacNeill drown his wife?

Prosecutors say Martin MacNeill, a successful doctor, used his medical background to kill his wife as she recuperated from her procedure. They say the evidence shows MacNeill used the surgery and recovery period to “obtain the necessary drugs and set in motion the circumstances to intentionally or knowingly cause Michele’s death and conceal his involvement.” Michele’s plastic surgeon prescribed a powerful mix of drugs, including Valium, Percocet, Phenergan, and Ambien.


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