Utah County doctor killed wife with deadly combination of drugs, new warrant states

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  • anti-liar Salt Lake City, UT
    April 30, 2011 12:22 a.m.

    As I see it, this is a sobering illustration of the fine line and close relationship between a wantonly lying nature and ultimate depravity, such as we observe with this murderer, and also observed with Mark Hofmann, and Mark Hacking.

    Unbelievably cold-blooded and premeditated. I hope this is taken into full consideration and that he is charged accordingly and that justice is served.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    April 29, 2011 11:48 p.m.

    this one is a no brainer.

  • Skippy West Jordan, UT
    April 29, 2011 11:03 a.m.

    I saw a story about this on Dateline(?) recently and I was amazed that this was not investigated better from the start. The daughters were not listened to from the beginning. Their mother should be very proud of them for continuing to try to get some justice. I hope they never give up the fight. It must be hard to try and get your Father on charges of murder but atleast they know right from wrong, even though he didn't.

  • Trooper55 Williams, AZ
    April 29, 2011 10:28 a.m.

    I wonder how this has not come to light earlier when the daughter and husband statements differ. I also believe that his lover should be held accountable also. The death penalty should apply to the both. I further believe that the sentence be carried as quit as possiable and not drugged out over 20 or 30 years. If he took his wife's life the way he did and then made false statement, and is a known liar that show the same.

  • justaguy Out There in, WI
    April 29, 2011 10:22 a.m.

    I'm always amazed to hear of a mistress who, knowing the guy killed his wife to free himself up for her, is willing to stay involved with him. What is to prevent him from some day growing tired of her and bumping her off as well?

  • MrsB1971 Pittsfield, MA
    April 29, 2011 9:58 a.m.

    @ jane I totally agree with you. She shouldn't walk away from this. She was an accessory. She had many chances to put a stop to it before it happened and might have been able to save Michele's life. She is just as guilty.

  • Voir dire Spanish Fork, UT
    April 29, 2011 9:32 a.m.

    I appreciate the comment from "Ute Alumni". Why do the articles keep referring to Martin as a "doctor and lawyer" when his degrees were obtained fraudulently? I think it is long past due now that the wording change to reveal the truth of his character of which I have always known and have it read something more along the lines of "phony doctor and lawyer". Take away those titles that were never his to begin with. By using those titles over and over it is only adding to his ego. I can't figure out either why after learning this news, of which was known and felt by much of Michele's family for years, why nothing happens to Martin for that alone? He should be put away forever for that alone. Seriously, I mean treating patients without a medical degree? I guess it is OK to "play doctor?" Of course when it comes to Martin I have found over the past 30 plus years everything has a different set of rules.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    April 29, 2011 8:38 a.m.

    He clearly has a history of lying and then covering it up.

    Sounds like the death penalty option should be put on the table. This is obviously a well thought out and calculated murder. What a sick person to destroy a human life that he was suppose to be committed to, whom he had children with.

    If the evidence shows that he did this. He deserves the death penalty. No repeals. Don't put him on death row for 30 years. Let him face the same punishment that his victim had.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    April 29, 2011 7:02 a.m.

    From what I have read, this guy is a phony, phony medical degree and law degree. Why is he being referred to as a doctor and attorney when the degrees were fraudulently obtained?

  • jane Hereford, AZ
    April 28, 2011 11:48 p.m.

    Should his mistress be allowed a plea bargin that basically lets her off the hook? I don't think so!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 28, 2011 10:20 p.m.

    I have been reading the occasional articles that have been in the paper about this. If true this might be the worst thing I have ever heard of a person doing. To kill your own wife is just an awful thing. I really can't even describe how much this disgusts me.

  • I LOVE AUNT MICHELE Sandy, utah
    April 28, 2011 8:23 p.m.

    Thank you for such a well written article. I apppreciate my aunt getting the attention she deserves! She is the most amazing woman! Her daughters are going to make sure he is charged with this. They are smart, determined and ABSOLUTELY wont give up until it is done!

  • Peter Coyotl West Jordan, UT
    April 28, 2011 7:17 p.m.

    May the family finally find justice.

  • SpanishImmersed Mesa, AZ
    April 28, 2011 6:17 p.m.

    What an incredibly heinous crime. The audacity of this murderer to drown his drugged wife and let her daughter find her. Apparently angels among us sat her up in the tub from the submerged location he left her, unless it was her dying effort to reveal her killer. You can see this killers blind insanity by just looking at the picture of his mistress, who is no way in reality near the beauty of the angel he has taken from among us. There is no place on earth or in heaven for such a despicable person, a doctor no less, a person one trusts and looks to for compassion. Everlastingly torment is his destiny..

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    April 28, 2011 6:14 p.m.