Martin MacNeill timeline

Published: Saturday, Nov. 9 2013 6:40 p.m. MST

Martin and Michele MacNeill.

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Martin MacNeill timeline

1973: Martin MacNeill joins military at age 17 after lying about his age

1975: Martin placed on disability leave when he is deemed a “latent schizophrenic"; family and judge later question diagnosis but he received V.A. and Social Security benefits for years, even after he became a doctor and lawyer

1977: Martin arrested in California for forging checks; he tells friends he saw check forgers on “60 Minutes” and thought he could do it better and with fewer risks

Feb. 21, 1978: Martin and Michele Somers elope; four months later he begins 6-month jail sentence for forgery, theft, fraud

Early 1980s: Investigators say Martin falsified transcripts with inflated grades and lied on applications to get into two medical schools and later to BYU law school

1984: Martin is licensed as an osteopathic surgeon in California

1987: Martin obtains license to practice as an osteopathic physician and surgeon in Utah

1990: Martin pleaded no contest to alleged Medicaid fraud in Sandy and is banned from Medicaid billing for 12 years

1990: Martin graduates from BYU law school

1998: Martin agrees to resign from BYU Health Center; his work there was punctuated by accusations of rape, complaints of unprofessional conduct and misdiagnosis

1999: He returns to BYU Health Center for three months and more complaints are made against him

2000: Gov. Mike Leavitt appoints Martin medical director of American Fork Training School, later renamed Utah State Developmental Center

August 2000: Police called to house after Martin threatens to kill wife and himself with knife after she caught him looking at pornography

2003: Couple adopts five more children, four from Ukraine; one adoption is later terminated, making a family of eight children: Rachel, Vanessa, Alexis, Damian, Giselle, Sabrina, Elle and Ada

2005: Martin has affair with Anna Osborne Walthall, who told psychiatrist she was dating a “serial killer” because she said Martin told her that he’d killed his brother in a bathtub and tried to kill his mother when he was young; she said he also offered to kill her husband and described writing an anonymous article about “mercy killing” in which a patient was euthanized with pain killers but was never held accountable, court documents state

November 2005: Martin meets Gypsy Willis online and begins relationship with her

February 2007: Michele’s suspicions that her husband is having an affair increase and she confronts him repeatedly

April 3, 2007: Michele receives facelift at husband’s encouragement; plastic surgeon prescribes stronger drugs than he normally would at Martin’s request

April 4, 2007: Michele is lethargic and unresponsive when daughter Alexis tries to wake her; Alexis takes over care after father tells her he “probably over-medicated” the woman

April 6, 2007: Michele tells Alexis: "If anything happens to me, make sure it was not your dad"

April 10, 2007: Alexis returns to school in Las Vegas

April 11, 2007: Michele dies in bathtub of her Pleasant Grove home with four drugs in her system; Martin orders son to dispose of all her medication; Pleasant Grove police conclude death was accidental

April 2007: Autopsy concludes she died of natural causes

April 14, 2007: Martin speaks at wife’s funeral but only mentions Michele in passing

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