Utah Doc’s Daughter Says She Confronted Him About Over-Medicating Her Mom

(ABC News) – In the days before Michele MacNeill was found lifeless in the bathtub, one of her oldest daughters confronted her dad about over-medicating her mom as she recovered from plastic surgery, the daughter testified in court today.

After Alexis Somers found her mother “very sedated” one day after she came home from the hospital on April 4, 2007, Somers, who was then a medical student, said she told her father, Dr. Martin MacNeill, “I’m taking over.”

Somers testified for the second time during her father’s murder trial, which is in its third of five scheduled weeks in Provo, Utah. She said her mother was a reluctant plastic surgery patient who didn’t like taking all of the drugs her physician husband insisted she take during her recovery.

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