Martin MacNeill directed wife's drugs be flushed after her death, woman testifies
Martin MacNeill told a 911 operator he was performing CPR before neighbors came to his aid and lifted his wife out of the tub. Prosecutors believe MacNeill lied about starting the life-saving measure.
“I think it would be difficult to get adequate chest compression because of the angle of the person,” said Scott VanWagoner, the American Fork Hospital emergency room doctor who treated Michele MacNeill. “You would push the patient down into the bathtub further and not get an adequate compression or chest motion.”
When Michele MacNeill was brought to the hospital at 12:25 p.m., her skin was blue and she had no pulse. "I think she was dead by the time she arrived at our door," VanWagoner said.
While in the emergency room, MacNeill denounced his wife’s plastic surgery and then made an “off the wall” request, VanWagoner testified.
“He offered me $10,000 to continue my resuscitation and not quit,” he said. “It just struck me as very odd and still remains odd.”
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