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Doctor accused of killing his wife to face trial in October

Posted in The MacNeill Story on August 12th, 2013 by admin – Be the first to comment

Posted on: 12:04 pm, August 12, 2013, by Ben Winslow, updated on: 06:50pm, August 12, 2013

PROVO, Utah — A judge here refused to dismiss prosecutors from a high-profile murder case of a Pleasant Grove doctor accused of killing his wife.

After hearing arguments Monday morning, Fourth District Court Judge Samuel McVey declined to disqualify the Utah County Attorney’s Office from prosecuting Dr. Martin MacNeill on murder and obstruction of justice charges. read more »

‘Explosive allegations’ emerge in doctor’s murder case

Posted in The MacNeill Story on December 17th, 2012 by admin – Be the first to comment

Posted on: 8:30 pm, December 17, 2012, by updated on: 10:43pm, December 17, 2012

PROVO, Utah — Defense attorneys for a Utah County doctor accused of killing his wife filed a bombshell document on Monday, accusing prosecutors of misconduct and seeking to have his case dismissed.

Dr. Martin MacNeill’s attorneys, Randy Spencer and Susanne Gustin, filed the 47-page motion in Provo’s 4th District Court, accusing the Utah County Attorney’s Office of withholding evidence they are legally entitled to. They said they discovered what was missing when a subpoena was served on a prosecution witness, who handed over a thumb drive.

According to the motion, the defense attorneys claim they found thousands of pages of information — including evidence of another potential suspect in the case, destroyed information, and one of their star witnesses being asked by prosecutors to question a child witness. read more »

Judge: MacNeill to stand trial for wife’s murder

Posted in The MacNeill Story on October 12th, 2012 by admin – Be the first to comment

Posted on: 12:01 pm, October 11, 2012, by  and 

PROVO, Utah – A Utah County doctor will stand trial for allegedly killing his wife in 2007.

The decision was made Thursday during Dr. Martin MacNeill’s preliminary hearing. read more »

Alleged mistress testifies against Pleasant Grove doctor in wife’s death

Posted in The MacNeill Story on October 11th, 2012 by admin – Be the first to comment


Posted on: 7:19 pm, October 10, 2012, by 

PROVO — The woman Dr. Martin MacNeill is accused of having an affair with at the time of his wife’s mysterious death testified against him at his preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Gypsy Willis testified about her relationship with him, which began in 2005, about two years before Michelle MacNeill died. She was later hired as the children’s nanny.

“I thought he was wonderful,” Willis told the court during testimony.

Prosecutors say MacNeill killed his wife in 2007 by drugging and then drowning her inside their Pleasant Grove home so he could continue his affair with Willis. Outside the courthouse, she sprinted from reporters and news cameras, refusing to answer questions.

Willis testified as part of a plea bargain to state and federal charges she was facing, prosecutors said. read more »

Preliminary hearing starts for man accused of killing his wife

Posted in The MacNeill Story on October 4th, 2012 by admin – 1 Comment

PROVO, Utah – A prominent Utah doctor charged with his wife’s murder was back in court Wednesday. read more »

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

Posted in The MacNeill Story on August 28th, 2012 by admin – Be the first to comment


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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