Martin MacNeill-Gypsy Willis Trial: Dr. Martin MacNeill is a doctor in Utah who was arrested in 2012 for the murder of his wife Michele MacNeill. Police say, Dr. MacNeill murdered his wife Michele so that he could be with his lover Gypsy aka Gypsy Jillian Willis, a nanny he hired to take care of the children. Michele MacNeil, a former beauty queen, was found dead in a bathtub after having a face-lift in 2007. Martin MacNeill was found guilty and convicted of murder in November 2013.
Martin MacNeil-Michele MacNeil Murder Timeline
Michele and Martin MacNeill are living a picture-perfect life. But behind the scenes Dr. Martin MacNeill is an unloving husband who cheats constantly with several mistresses, according HLN.
MacNeill becomes involved in an affair with Gypsy, a woman he met in an online chat room. The two begin a casual sexual relationship.
According to ABC News, Gypsy confides in her roommates that she wants Michele out of the picture. Martin MacNeill and Gypsy send numerous texts back and forth. His wife Michele is suspicious that he is having an affair.
Michele Somers MacNeill and her daughters begin to notice that Dr. MacNeill’s behavior is becoming more bizarre. He is working out and altering his appearance to look younger. When his wife asks him why he is doing it and if he is having an affair, he changes the topic by encouraging her to have a face-lift.
Michele Somers MacNeill is not interested in plastic surgery in the beginning but later gives in to her husband’s desire in order to help her marriage.
When Michele agrees to do it at a later time, Dr. MacNeill pressures her to have the surgery two weeks later, according to ABC News.
Martin finds a plastic surgeon through a newspaper advertisement and insists the doctor use a certain combination of sedatives to treat his wife.
Michele MacNeill has plastic surgery.
Michele’s daughter, Alexis, comes home from medical school in Nevada to take care of her mother after the surgery. Her father does not seem interested to have her there.
After noticing how well Alexis was taking care of her mother, Dr. MacNeill insists she “get some rest.”
Alexis notices that her mother is heavily sedated and ill from taking so much medication. She tells her father to stop giving her mother medication.
As Alexis washes her mother’s hair, Michele MacNeil tells her daughter: “If anything happens to me. Make sure it wasn’t your dad.”
Dr. MacNeill’s 6-year-old daughter find her mother dead in the bathtub.
At the funeral services for Michele MacNeill, Martin is observed texting someone throughout the services. The woman is identified as Gypsy.
Dr. MacNeill moves Gypsy Willis into the home as the new nanny. Gypsy does not cook or clean, according to the Macneill daughters.
Gypsy is later arrested for identity fraud, according to ABC News.
Dr. Martin MacNeil is released from prison, after serving a sentence for fraud.
Dr. MacNeill is charged with his wife’s murder.
Dr. Martin MacNeill is on trial for the murder of his wife.
The court hears riveting testimony from Martin MacNeill’s daughters and his ex-lover, Gypsy.
A jury finds Martin MacNeill guilty of murder. He is presently awaiting sentencing.