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Court testimonies show side of doctor close friends didn’t know existed

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PROVO — Pleasant Grove doctor Martin MacNeill faced his daughter and a former girlfriend in court Wednesday, as prosecutors presented their case against him in the death of his wife.

Outside the courtroom, close friends of the late Michelle MacNeill said this case has shown them a side of Martin they never knew existed.

Michelle was found dead in her bathtub in April of 2007. Prosecutors say her husband gave her a dangerous combination of drugs shortly after she underwent a plastic surgery procedure.

“He presented to be very much in love with Michelle,” said Michelle’s friend Loreen Thompson.

he “woman” Radmall was referring to is Gypsy Jillian Willis. Martin MacNeill hired her to be the family’s nanny after his wife died. read more »

Doctor: Michele MacNeill drowned

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Jim Dalrymple – Daily Herald

PROVO — Dr. Joshua Perper testified Wednesday that Michele MacNeill likely died from drowning. Perper, a doctor and author who testified for prosecutors, said that drugs found in Michele’s blood may have contributed to the death, but that he still thought she died in a bathtub in 2007. Perper said he couldn’t determine if the drowning was accidental or “homicidal.”

Prosecutors, however, believe that Michele’s death was intentionally carried out by her husband Martin MacNeill on April 11, 2007. They charged MacNeill with murder in August, and Perper’s testimony was part of a lengthy preliminary hearing that began last week. The hearing was an opportunity for prosecutors to prove they have sufficient evidence to proceed to trial in the case. read more »

Murder case: Woman testifies of affair with Martin MacNeill before, after his wife’s death

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By , Deseret News
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 10 2012 7:43 p.m. MDT

PROVO — Giving calm, direct, matter-of-fact answers, the woman who had an affair with a Utah doctor accused of killing his wife, took the witness stand Wednesday.

Gypsy Jyll Willis, who also went by Gypsy Jyllian MacNeill at one point, testified on the fifth day of a preliminary hearing ofMartin MacNeill, 56, who is charged with murder and obstructing justice in the April 2007 death of his wife, 50-year-old Michele MacNeill.

Prosecutors contend MacNeill killed his wife in order to be with Willis. Within weeks of his wife’s death, Willis moved into the MacNeill house as the children’s new nanny.

But Willis said that when she and MacNeill started seeing each other, there was no intention of a long-term relationship. read more »