Investigators suspect Utah doctor killed wife

By Josh Loftin

Associated Press

Published: Friday, April 29 2011 7:10 p.m. MDT

Authorities say Martin MacNeill spent a lifetime spinning lies. In 1977, he was convicted of felony check forgery, but the case was eventually dismissed. Utah County investigators say he used falsified records to get into medical schools in Mexico and California and later, Brigham Young University Law School.

In 2009, while facing the federal fraud charges, he pleaded guilty to three felonies for lying to investigators. Another case charging him with felony forcible sexual abuse is pending in a state court after being dismissed in 2007 but re-filed two years later.

"He has gotten away with so much," said Sommers, who now has custody of her three youngest siblings. "I hope he doesn't get away with killing my mother."

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