Doctor Convicted Of Killing Wife

PROVO, Utah (November 9, 2013) A jury has found a Utah doctor guilty of murder in the death of his heavily drugged wife, who authorities say was drowned in a bathtub.

Prosecutors argued Martin MacNeill knocked out Michele MacNeill with drugs after cosmetic surgery, helped her into the tub and then held her head underwater.

One man who served time with the doctor said MacNeill acknowledged doing that in 2007.

The three-week trial included the testimony of a mistress who prosecutors argued was MacNeill's motive for getting rid of his wife.

Gypsy Willis has testified that she had a 15-month affair with the doctor at the time of Michele MacNeill's death and that she was hired as a nanny and given a marriage proposal shortly afterward.

But Willis said she ended the affair years ago, and she doesn't know anything about the death.

The jury found MacNeill guilty of murder and obstruction of justice.


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