Jury finds Utah doctor guilty in wife's death

6:42 PM, Nov 9, 2013   |    comments
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PROVO, Utah (AP) - A jury has found a Utah doctor guilty of murder in the death of his heavily drugged wife in a bathtub.

Prosecutors argued Martin MacNeill knocked out Michele MacNeill with drugs after cosmetic surgery, then helped her into the tub and held her head underwater.

The chief prosecutor says the largely circumstantial case was the most difficult he ever brought to trial. Medical examiners were unable to produce a finding of homicide.

MacNeill faces 15 years to life for first-degree murder when he is sentenced Jan. 7. He also was found guilty of obstruction of justice, which could add 1-15 years.

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