Dr. Martin MacNeill

Judge rules that Murder trial Against Utah Doctor will go on as planned

Dr. Martin MacNeill Booking Photo / AP -  Utah County Sheriff's Dept. A judge decided Monday to allow the Utah County Attorney’s office to prosecute a doctor accused of murdering his wife by overdosing her on drugs and then drowning her in the bathtub so he can continue a long-time affair with his mistress.

Attorneys for the defendant Dr. Martin MacNeill argued that prosecutors should be thrown off the case because of concerns about prosecutorial misconduct and police giving out too much information.

The judge held that these issues were not enough to have the prosecutors removed and acknowledged that the Utah County Attorney’s office resolved any issues as soon as they could.

MacNeill has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 9.

Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial

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lee c fairfax says:

Next stop, take the New Mexico route and get non english speakers on the jury. then demand the verdict be vacated as the jury couldn’t understand what was said in the defense.


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