November 4th, 2013
10:18 AM ET

MacNeill Trial: Week 3 Recap + What's Ahead

Prosecutors say Martin MacNeill was having an affair when he drugged and drowned his wife, Michele, in 2007. He has pleaded not guilty to her murder. Get caught up on what you missed from the third week of his trial, CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.

Prosecutors in the Martin MacNeill murder trial spent the third week of testimony trying to show the former Utah doctor had a motive to kill his wife who was drowned in the bathtub, according to their medical experts.

MacNeill has pleaded not guilty to murder and obstruction of justice charges in his wife's death. His defense attorneys say investigators were so intent on pointing the finger at MacNeill that they overlooked the simple fact that his wife, Michele, died from natural causes.

Prosecutors say Martin MacNeill was motivated to kill his wife to continue his affair with a woman named Gypsy Willis. Willis took the stand last Friday and again briefly on Tuesday. She couldn’t recall many details from the day MacNeill proposed, saying, “The relationship has been over a very long time.” Her mother, however, seemed to remember the day well.

Four inmates who served time with Martin MacNeill are expected to take the stand during the fourth week of trial. These former cellmates, who will be identified by numbers and not names, say MacNeill told them he killed his wife and that he didn't think law enforcement would be able to prove it.

Prosecutors have also said they intend to call Jeff Robinson, the lead investigator in the case. It is likely the prosecution will rest its case after Robinson testifies.

Court is dark on Mondays so testimony is scheduled to resume Tuesday morning. The jury who will decide Martin MacNeill's fate is comprised of six men and five women, which includes three alternates. MacNeill faces life in prison if convicted.

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November 4th, 2013
10:15 AM ET

School Goes Pink In Honor Of Bullied Kid

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff"  friends come together at a middle school to show support for a boy who's being bullied for wearing pink sneakers. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Ryan Marotta's mother is a breast cancer survivor, so in her honor, and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, he wore pink sneakers to school.  The NFL does it, so why can't Ryan?  Well, at school, Ryan got bullied for it.

Ryan says, "It made me feel a little bit depressed and like, sad, because I knew that my mom had it and it really made me doubt getting the shoes."

It got so bad, Ryan stopped wearing the shoes.  Though when his classmates found out why he was wearing pink, and why he stopped, they felt stupid and ashamed.

The next day at school there was pink everywhere. Children wore pink shirts, pink shoes, pink hats, even pink socks.

Ryan expressed his changed emotions saying,  "It makes me feel really happy. I remember my mom last night crying with tears of joy."

If you have #GoodStuff news, let us know! Leave a comment, post on Facebook, or tweet to @ChrisCuomo & @NewDay using #NewDay and submit your story on iReport.

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November 4th, 2013
10:02 AM ET

Walmart Starts Super Sales Super Early

Halloween is behind us and now it's time to focus on the most wonderful time of the year, when stores introduce crazy deals to help shoppers survive the holiday season.

Walmart is taking the sales typically reserved for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and getting the jump on things, CNN's Christine Romans reports.

Romans says, “There’s going to be seven big deals on tablets and TVs and they’re going to roll them out this Friday, a month early, and have 300 other deals available on their website too.”


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November 4th, 2013
09:55 AM ET

Toronto Mayor Admits 'Mistakes'

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologized for "a lot of stupid things" Sunday but said he won't resign despite reports that police have video that purportedly shows him smoking a crack pipe.

"Friends, I'm the first one to admit I am not perfect. I have made mistakes. I have made mistakes, and all I can do right now is apologize for the mistakes," Ford said during an appearance on Toronto radio station CFRB.

"I want to move forward, but I also know to move forward I have to make changes in my life, which I can assure you that I will do," he added. "I love the work I do, and I'm going to keep doing it."

Ford co-hosted CFRB's "The City" with his brother Doug, a member of Toronto's city council. In response to callers, he said his apology referred to two previously reported incidents where he appeared to have been drunk in public and "a lot of stupid things, all self-inflicted" that he didn't detail.

He has repeatedly denied using crack and has not been charged with any crime. In May, two media outlets began to report that Ford was recorded on video last winter using crack cocaine. Thursday, Toronto Police Chief William Blair told reporters that investigators had recovered a video from a computer seized during a drug investigation that featured images "consistent with those that have previously been reported in the press."

Blair said Ford appears in the video but would not detail what he's doing. Ford said Sunday that he hasn't seen the video, and he called on Blair "to release this video for every single person in the city to see."

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