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Utah Doctor Found Guilty In Facelift Murder Trial

Utah doctor Martin MacNeill\'s facelift murder trial has come to an end as a jury of eight ruled he was guilty of murdering his wife six years ago.
Posted at 7:04 AM, Nov 09, 2013

Utah doctor Martin MacNeill's facelift murder trial has come to an end as a jury of eight ruled he was guilty of murdering his wife six years ago.

"Martin MacNeil murdered his wife." (Via KTVX)

"Prosecutors argued Martin MacNeill knocked out his wife, Michele, with drugs after cosmetic surgery. He then helped her into the tub and held her head underwater." (Via WPXI)

The 57-year-old is said to have forced his wife to undergo the facelift surgery. She was found dead in April of 2007 days later by her then-6-year-old daughter. She had seven other children. (Via Fox News)

Originally, she was thought to have died of natural causes — specifically a heart condition — but a toxicology report performed three years after her death determined a lethal cocktail of prescription pain medication likely led to cardiac death.

And prosecutors dramatically stated the case was "dripping with motive." (Via Utah County Sheriff's Department)

Investigators said Dr. MacNeill murdered his wife so he could be with his mistress, Gypsy Willis, who was a nursing student. (Via HLN)

"Michele was onto himk and his secret life was coming to light. … He had to choose between Michele and Gypsy. He chose Gypsy." (Via KTVT)

"Prosecutors had her read portions of love letters she and MacNeill sent each other while both served time in prison for lying to investigators after Michele's death."

Dr. MacNeill was also convicted of obstruction of justice and faces up to life in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 7.