'I'm getting away with murdering my wife,' Martin MacNeill allegedly told inmate

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  • grinchpiggy Provo, UT
    Nov. 6, 2013 11:24 p.m.

    After watching every minute of the testimony as an objective observer, it was pretty clear all of these inmates were prevaricating to the max. There were only two with anything that would be considered as a statement admitting to murder, and they clearly had a plan to get deals long before they allegedly heard anything. I think these witnesses actually hurt the prosecution as they destroy the prosecution's credibility by not seeing through the obvious schemes of these inmates.

  • RDLV Costa Rica, 00
    Nov. 6, 2013 8:11 p.m.

    I'm not sure who we are to believe. Martin MacNeill allegedly met up with six different inmates and spilled his guts. That is possible but it's also possible that the six met up to corroborate their story. Either side could very well be lying.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Nov. 6, 2013 7:41 p.m.

    It isn't just jail-mates who have testified of his errant behavior. His daughters believe he murdered their mother, and certainly the man is a liar and a cheat. I wouldn't want to be on the jury, but I'm glad he is being tried because his behavior merits close scrutiny.

  • MemoFromA Demo SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Nov. 6, 2013 5:01 p.m.

    CHS 85 wrote: "Jailhouse snitches are such credible witnesses."

    The testimony of five prisoners IS credible, especially if it can be shown the prisoners didn't corroborate with each other and their stories are much the same. If I was a member of the jury, hearing five independent testimonies would be very important in helping me determine guilt or innocence.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Nov. 6, 2013 4:39 p.m.

    Yes, but the jailhouse snitches are all saying the same thing.

  • brainoncapitalist Orem, UT
    Nov. 6, 2013 4:14 p.m.

    @CHS 85: If I was on the jury, I would give zero credence to anybody who is receiving a deal from the government in return for testimony. They have all the reason in the world to say what the government wants them to say.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 6, 2013 3:31 p.m.

    Jailhouse snitches are such credible witnesses.

  • kevo Saratoga Springs, UT
    Nov. 6, 2013 1:40 p.m.

    Man, this is a hard one for the jury. But if he walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, he just might be one.