Former Utah doctor Martin MacNeill made a startling confession about his love for his wife after popping the question to his mistress Gypsy Willis in July 2007, according to his Willis' mother, who testified in MacNeill's murder trial Tuesday, CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.
"He said to me that he had never loved Michele. And then he amended that to say, ‘Well I did, I loved her as a sister but I did not love her the way I love Gypsy,'" Vicki Willis testified.
Martin MacNeill’s wife, Michele, was found lifeless in the family's bathtub on April 11, 2007. MacNeill has pleaded not guilty in her death and his attorneys say she died of natural causes.
Tuesday marked the seventh day of testimony in MacNeill’s murder trial in Provo, Utah. Jurors also heard from MacNeill’s youngest daughter, Ada. She did not take the stand, but an interview she gave in 2008 was played for the jury.
CNN Legal Analyst Danny Cevallos says the jury is hearing details from these witnesses that may skew them against the doctor.
Cevallos tells CNN's Chris Cuomo, "this doctor’s character has gotten to such a creepiness level that I think the jury may allow that to spill into the prosecution’s case in chief, which is proving that a death was caused by criminality.”
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