I cannot say I feel bad for Dr. Martin Joseph MacNeill, after he was found dead in prison. He was a man who betrayed his wife and murdered her, depriving his eight children of their mother.
MacNeill, a former Mormon Bishop with a law degree, told his friends and family that he had cancer, and then began taking trips for “medical care.” However, he did not have physical cancer, but rather a mistress, and a sickening plan to murder his wife.
“Investigators believe this was part of Martin’s plan to deflect attention away from him and to later remove himself from the events that would unfold,” stated court documents.
In 2007, he sent his wife off for plastic surgery. When the former beauty queen returned home, MacNeill drugged her and left her in the bathtub to die. The 50-year-old woman was later found by Ada, their 6-year-old daughter.
What kind of monster could do that to his wife, and then allow his young child to find her mother that way? That could be devastating to a young child.
On Sunday, MacNeill was found unresponsive and then shortly later he was pronounced dead at the Olympus Facility, at Utah State Prison. He was 61-years-old. Foul play seems to have been ruled out, and it looks as if he may have committed suicide.
Nearly a decade after murdering his wife, he finally got what he deserved.