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MacNeill murder trial to decide if Utah doctor killed his wife

Posted in The MacNeill Story on October 15th, 2013 by admin – 2 Comments

Jury selection starts Tuesday; prosecutors say motive was younger woman.

By JessicaMiller | The Salt Lake Tribune

Michele MacNeill, the mother of eight children and a former beauty queen, seems an unlikely candidate to have been killed in her own bathtub. While her husband, a well-known Utah County doctor who also has a law degree, seems just as unlikely in the role of murder suspect.

But prosecutors say Martin MacNeill, 57, had an age-old motive — he was driven to kill his wife so he could continue having an affair with a younger woman.

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Judge won’t dismiss murder case against Utah doc Martin MacNeill

Posted in The MacNeill Story on March 7th, 2013 by admin – Be the first to comment
Courts » Defense says prosecution withheld thousands of pages of evidence on MacNeill.

By Jessica Miller

| The Salt Lake Tribune

 First Published Mar 05 2013 05:53 pm • Last Updated Mar 06 2013 08:16 am

Provo • Prosecutors in the Utah County Attorney’s Office and attorneys for physician Martin MacNeill are trading accusations of misconduct in the murder case against the Pleasant Grove man, accused of killing his wife in 2007 so he could continue an extra-marital affair.

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Utah County doctor ordered to trial for wife’s 2007 death

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

Pleasant Grove man showed “evidence of a guilty mind” after woman’s ’07 death.

By Jessica Miller | The Salt Lake Tribune - First Published Oct 11 2012

Provo • There wasn’t any single piece of evidence that made up Judge Samuel McVey’s mind when he ruled that Martin MacNeill, a 56-year-old Pleasant Grove doctor, would stand trial in the 2007 death of his wife.

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The ‘other woman’ in MacNeill’s life testifies at murder hearing

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

Doctor killed wife, prosecutors say, so he could continue extra-marital affair

By Jessica Miller | The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Oct 10 2012 01:14 pm

Provo • Gypsy Jyll Willis said she never intended to start a serious relationship with Martin MacNeill.

But that all changed after MacNeill’s wife was found dead in a bathtub at her Pleasant Grove home on April 11, 2007.

Willis said her sexual relationship with MacNeill began in November 2005, while MacNeill was still married.

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Murder suspect’s wife had depressant drugs in her system at death

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

Martin MacNeill accused of killing wife to continue affair with another woman.

By Jessica Miller | The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Oct 09 2012 01:08 pm

“cocktail” of drugs that would have caused loss of consciousness, respiratory depression and coma, according to an expert who testified Tuesday during a preliminary hearing in 4th District Court.

Four drugs were found in Michele MacNeill’s blood after her death in April 2007: oxycodone, promethazine, diazepam and zolpidem, which is also known as Ambien.

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MacNeill admitted to murderous urges, former lover testifies

Posted in The MacNeill Story on October 6th, 2012 by admin – Be the first to comment
 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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