I wonder if his wife's mental competency deteriorated after he killed her?
I don't buy it. 3 months ago you was executing his master plan with a smile
on his face.
He's lost a lot of his options. Mental is the only one left in his bag of
tricks to beat this conviction. It will be interesting to see if he can pull it
No one said prison was supposed to be easy. It surprised no one that the prison
system takes extra precautions to keep him from harming himself and that those
precautions don't add to his comfort. When he proves that he is not a
danger to himself he may get some comforts and privileges back.
There is justice, and there is "gaming the system."Convicted
killer MacNeill has shown a real knack for cleverly calculating all his options
and acting accordingly to cover his acts-- as he did when he killed his wife.
Why are we surprised when this very intelligent killer suddenly acts in ways
that are favorable to his interests now?I wonder who is paying for
the attorney who keeps coming up with all the innovative "delay of game"
maneuvers? Wait, I think I know the answer....
And yet, I still don't feel any sympathy for the man.
I don't recall hearing anything about schizophrenia or bipolar disease
during the trial. It's very unlike that a man with these purported
conditions would have succeeded in medical school, or in the practice of
medicine. His colleagues would have noticed his instability long before he
engaged in adulterous relationships or killed his wife.Sorry Mr.
Attorney, your feeble attempts at gaining our sympathy are not convincing.
Look at the man! This is not someone who is faking. He is clearly in terrible
shape both mentally and physically. You can see it. The sleep
deprivation brought on by the bright lights alone is enough to make someone not
only go psychotic, but one night without sleep can affect one so adversely
physically that it can throw someone into a diabetic swing. The only
prison I am aware of that has almost zero recidivism is private and run by
Seventh Day Adventists where they treat the prisoners with kindness and feed
them nutritious meals. Of course when you are aware of the research indicating
that 80% of those in prison for violent crime are hypoglycemic that type of
success rate would only make sense with such a program. This family
needs answers and the revelation about Dr. MacNeill's long history of
Bipolar and Schizophrenia, which I would assume he was 'treated' for
both, should give everyone the answers they seek. Since antidepressants are all
too often standard treatment, check a package insert for adverse reactions to an
antidepressant and you will find everyone of Martin MacNiell's actions over
the years listed as a side effects.
Ann, Look at the Man again, he is faking, or causing this to happen on
purpose. He looks like a man that has lost weight and grew a beard.The
bright lights you talk about, is just a flashlight, you make it sound like
it's a spotlight with 1 billion candle power.Give me a break people,
this guy killed his Wife for the Money, and for the other
woman/Mistress/Nanny.I think they should sentence him ASAP with Life
without the possibility of parol, and throw away the Key.Inaddition,
to the Family of Michele MacNeill, I am so sorry for your Loss and the
devastation your Mom's Husband has put you through. I know that you will be
with your Mom again, and She is looking over you Now.