Dr. Martin MacNeill told me he never loved his wife
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HLN NEWS: Former Utah doctor Martin MacNeill made a startling confession about his love for his wife after popping the question to his mistress Gypsy Willis in July 2007, according to his Willis’ mother, who testified in MacNeill’s murder trial Tuesday.
“He said to me that he had never loved Michele. And then he amended that to say, ‘Well I did, I loved her as a sister but I did not love her the way I love Gypsy,’” Vicki Willis testified.
Martin MacNeill’s wife, Michele, was found lifeless in the family’s bathtub on April 11, 2007. MacNeill has pleaded not guilty in her death and his attorneys say she died of natural causes.
Tuesday marked the seventh day of testimony in MacNeill’s murder trial in Provo, Utah. Jurors also heard from MacNeill’s youngest daughter, Ada. She did not take the stand, but an interview she gave in 2008 was played for the jury.
Ada MacNeill was 7 at the time of the interview and answered many of the questions about her family’s home in Utah with, “I don’t want to talk about it.” She finally opened up about the morning she found her mother’s body in the bathtub, saying the water was almost “brown” and that her mother was “all the way” in the bathtub.
This story contradicts what Martin MacNeill allegedly told investigators and his older daughters — that he found his wife slumped over the tub, with her head in the water and her feet sticking out.
Prosecutors say MacNeill was motivated to drug and drown his wife to continue his affair with Gypsy Willis. Willis got back on the stand Tuesday, after testifying briefly on Friday. to talk about her relationship with MacNeill, which she said started in November 2005 while he was married to Michele MacNeill.
Willis said she had never been a nanny, but Martin MacNeill moved her into the family’s basement to take care of his children in the weeks after his wife died. She also said MacNeill gave her a 4.5-carat engagement ring worth $7,000 in July 2007, just three months after his wife’s death.
Gypsy Willis couldn’t recall many details from the day MacNeill popped the question, saying, “The relationship has been over a very long time.” Her mother, however, seemed to remember the day well.
SOURCE: ARTICLE BY HLN NEWS OCTOER 29, 2013
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