Martin MacNeill, Pleasant Grove doctor suspected in wife's death, returns home from prison

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  • not from here American Fork, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 8:37 a.m.

    This man has not been convicted of murder, nor even charged with that crime. With nothing more than circumstantial evidence this paper and the media in general want to sensationalize this woman death and make it a crime. The wife was shown to die of natural causes. No charges have been brought. Only a lot of hot air from family and others with a grudge against this man. He committed adultery not murder. Leave him alone. He went to prison for his admitted crime. Stop this trial by insinuation in the court of Nancy Grace and the Deseret News

  • BYU Papa Cedar Hills, ut
    July 11, 2012 8:01 a.m.

    If Martin McNeil is not guilty of his wifes death then character assassination is really rotten. Do his daughters have anything to gain by his conviction. Are they all blood related to him? He did some really stupid things. I think that he knows that now. I hope that he is not guilty.

    July 10, 2012 1:36 p.m.

    @Go Big Blue - in the America I grew up in, everyone had the right to an opinion, and often expressed it just like they do today. You can withhold yours, and declare the man innocent if the prosecution doesn't prove a legal case. Those of us with more information are free to form personal opinions based on the circumstances, which are horrifically unfavorable to the so-called doctor.

    And to Maibraina - just because an allegation cannot be legally proven in a court of law, does not make it "baseless" by any means, including whatever source you use for definitions. Just a guess, but I'll bet the daughter knows quite a bit more than you about her father, and what you call "rumor" is probably quite factual to her.

  • Maibraina WEST JORDAN, UT
    July 10, 2012 12:14 p.m.

    @ MrGlass: The reason he wasn't convicted of murder is because there wasn't any evidence of murder; just suspicious circumstances that couldn't be proved. And in this country that's not enough to send a man to prison. The state needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he is guilty. That is why Josh Powell didn't stand trial. They didn't have enough on him to convict him. Until it can be proved, and by definition, it's only rumor and baseless allegation.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    July 10, 2012 11:30 a.m.

    In the America I grew up in you were innocent until proven guilty.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    July 10, 2012 9:58 a.m.

    Dr Droovey Dateline or a similiar program ran a segment on him. It was chilling. These are not baseless allegations against him. I wish I could recall which program it was. Could have been 48 hours.

  • Mr.Glass Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2012 8:58 a.m.

    Rumor? Character assassination? Sometimes family members and others know more about another member than the police will ever discover. Remember Josh Powell?

  • DrGroovey Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2012 8:45 a.m.

    Isn't it great we live in a country where family members can get themselves in to the news by making baseless allegations against other family members?

    Why doesn't the family let the police do their jobs? Until the police find some evidence and are able to press charges, this story is nothing but rumor and character assassination.

  • JKR Holladay, UT
    July 10, 2012 7:49 a.m.

    As I recall, this man is not actually "a doctor" as he did not complete and graduate from medical school. He is not qualified to practice medicine in Utah and I'm sure this case has now caught the attention of DOPL.