Dr. Martin MacNeill

Pleasant Grove doctor asks prosecution to explain their case against him

The defense attorney for Pleasant Grove doctor Martin MacNeill, who is accused of murdering his wife, is now asking for specifics about what alleged criminal acts led to the death of Michele MacNeill.

Randy Spencer requested a “bill of particulars” which is a document provided by prosecutors listing in greater detail MacNeill’s particular criminal actions that led to his wife’s death.

“Without the requested bill of particulars, [MacNeill] is left to speculate about what alleged acts he is accused of doing to cause the death of Mrs. MacNeill.” Spencer wrote in the request.

MacNeill is accused of administering his wife a cocktail of drugs and then drowning her. Michele was found upside down in reddish brown water by their six-year-old daughter. Several doctors testified at a preliminary hearing but provided different conclusions about the cause of death, with one doctor determining Rachel died from drowning while another determined she died from a combination of heart disease and drug toxicity.

Shortly after his wife’s death MacNeill moved his longtime mistress, Gypsy Willis, into his house as the new nanny. Willis testified in a prior hearing that she had an affair with MacNeill beginning in 2005. Prosecutors believe MacNeill killed his wife to be with Willis.

Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About trial

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