Testimony: Martin MacNeill was loud, disruptive to crews treating his wife

Courts » Officer says doctor was “hysterical” while medics were performing CPR.

By Jessica Miller

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Oct 22 2013 08:51 am • Last Updated Oct 22 2013 10:04 pm

In the moments after his wife was pulled unconscious from their bathtub, Martin MacNeill’s demeanor was so irregular, several police officers and responding paramedics feared for their safety as they performed CPR on 50-year-old Michele MacNeill on April 11, 2007.

“I was concerned about my safety, actually,” testified Pleasant Grove police Officer Steven Brande, who sat outside the MacNeill’s Pleasant Grove home with Martin MacNeill after MacNeill was asked to leave the bedroom where medics were performing CPR on his wife. “Part of that was the fact there was so much agitation there. I couldn’t predict what his actions were going to be.”

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