Murder Trial Pits Accused Utah Doctor Against His Daughters

(ABC News) – Family fireworks are on full display in a Utah courtroom where a judge is expected to decide next week whether a 12-year-old girl should testify in her father’s upcoming murder trial after finding her mother dead in a bathtub in 2007.

Martin MacNeill, 58, a once-prominent doctor and former Mormon Sunday school teacher, is accused of killing his wife in April 2007 to pursue a relationship with his mistress, prosecutors say.

Investigators say MacNeill “intentionally overdosed” Michele MacNeill, 50, after she had plastic surgery, because she had approached him about his alleged affair. Martin MacNeill was arrested in September 2012 and charged with first-degree murder. He has denied the allegations.