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Responding officers testify in MacNeill murder case

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October 04, 2012 1:47 pm  •  Jim Dalrymple – Daily Herald

PROVO — One of the first cops to arrive at the home of Martin MacNeill on April 11, 2007, Pleasant Grove officer Ray Ormond said he found a woman lying on a bathroom floor.

“She was bluish in color, kind of pale,” Ormond testified Thursday morning in court. “She had clothing on the upper half of her body, she was wet on the upper half of her body.”

The woman was MacNeill’s wife, Michele, who was pronounced dead later that day, despite efforts by Ormond and others to revive her. After an extensive investigation, prosecutors charged MacNeill with murder, saying he intentionally plotted Michele’s death. read more »

Murder hearing: Doctor gave extra meds to Martin MacNeill’s wife at MacNeill’s request

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Witnesses testify of day Michele MacNeill died in her Pleasant Grove home

By , Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3 2012 6:46 p.m. MDT

PROVO — Martin MacNeill was the “stronger” personality, the “dominant” personality, the one who neighbors talked to and the one who commanded conversations with the doctors who worked with his wife, Michele, witnesses testified Wednesday.

He taught Sunday School classes. She wrote on the board for him in her beautiful calligraphy. He answered questions about her medical history for her as she deferred to him. Neighbors who often talked to Martin MacNeill, 56, said they don’t remember doing much more than exchanging casual pleasantries with his wife. read more »

MacNeill admitted to murderous urges, former lover testifies

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 Woman testifies he admitted to homicidal urges.

By Jessica Miller

| The Salt Lake Tribune

 First Published Oct 04 2012 01:35 pm

Provo >> During “pillow talk” with Martin MacNeill, Anna Osborne Walthall said her lover on several occasions admitted to having homicidal urges throughout his life.

Walthall testified in 4th District Court Thursday that early in their affair in 2005, MacNeill — who was recently charged with killing his wife, Michele MacNeill — revealed he had tried to kill his mother when he was 8 years old.

MacNeill’s mother had been drunk, he allegedly told her, and passed out on a couch.

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Witnesses describe Martin MacNeill’s ‘odd’ behavior at wife’s death, pillow talk about killing

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By , Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Oct. 4 2012 7:29 p.m. MDT

PROVO — The day his wife died, Martin MacNeill was “different,” “odd” and, according to at least three witnesses, “angry.”

Scott Van Wagoner, who said he knew MacNeill on a professional basis, said MacNeill seemed to be directing his anger at his wife, Michele. But that wasn’t the part of Martin MacNeill’s behavior that day that really struck him.

“The oddest statement, to the point of being bizarre, was he offered me $10,000 to not stop my resuscitation efforts,” Van Wagoner testified in 4th District Court Thursday. “Clearly, this patient came in dead. … It was a pretty odd request.”

Anna Osborne Walthall, a woman who said she had an affair with MacNeill in 2005, testified that they often talked about killing — specifically MacNeill’s history of killing that included his brother and his ability to kill without detection. She described these conversations as “pillow talk.”

Their testimonies were two of seven offered Thursday during the second day of a five-day hearing to decide whether the Pleasant Grove doctor should stand trial for murder in his wife’s 2007 death. Prosecutors believe MacNeill killed his wife by giving her a “dangerous combination” of drugs and drowning her. read more »

Preliminary hearing starts for man accused of killing his wife

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

Prosecutors hear 911 calls in MacNeill murder case

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Jim Dalrymple – Daily Herald

PROVO — Midway through the first afternoon of Martin MacNeill’s murder hearing on Wednesday prosecutors played a recording of the 911 call he made on April 11, 2007. In the call, MacNeill can be heard screaming almost unintelligibly that his wife had “fallen in the bathtub,” was under water and “was not breathing at all.”
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Murder hearing: Doctor gave extra meds to Martin MacNeill’s wife at MacNeill’s request

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Witnesses testify of day Michele MacNeill died in her Pleasant Grove home
By , Deseret News
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3 2012 6:46 p.m. MDT

PROVO — Martin MacNeill was the “stronger” personality, the “dominant” personality, the one who neighbors talked to and the one who commanded conversations with the doctors who worked with his wife, Michele, witnesses testified Wednesday.

He taught Sunday School classes. She wrote on the board for him in her beautiful calligraphy. He answered questions about her medical history for her as she deferred to him. Neighbors who often talked to Martin MacNeill, 56, said they don’t remember doing much more than exchanging casual pleasantries with his wife. read more »