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Mon Apr 10, 2017, 10:24 PM

Utah doctor who drugged wife, left her to die in bathtub, found dead in prison

In the months before he murdered his wife, Martin Joseph MacNeill told family, his church and friends in Pleasant Grove that he was dying from cancer. The doctor, a former Mormon bishop with eight children and a law degree, then rearranged his finances and took trips, ostensibly for medical care.

But he didn’t have cancer. He had a mistress, and a plan to kill his wife.

“Investigators believe this was part of Martin’s plan to deflect attention away from him and to later remove himself from the events that would unfold” on the day his 50-year-old wife Michele died, court documents said.

Just before her death in 2007, MacNeill convinced the former beauty queen to undergo plastic surgery. When she returned home, he drugged her and left her to die in a bathtub, where she was found by their 6-year-old daughter Ada, authorities said.

Read more: http://www.standard.net/State/2017/04/10/Utah-doctor-who-drugged-wife-left-her-to-die-in-bathtub-found-dead-in-prison.html

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