- Associated Press - Saturday, August 20, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Court of Appeals is upholding the sexual abuse conviction of a Utah doctor convicted of killing his beauty queen wife.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2b6G8tF) that the court’s decision in the case against Martin MacNeill was issued late Friday.

MacNeill was found guilty of forcible sexual abuse of his adult daughter in 2014, a year after being convicted of Michele MacNeill’s death.

The Pleasant Grove doctor launched an appeal in May, arguing the high-profile murder case made a fair trial in Utah County impossible.

According to the court’s opinion, there was nothing improper about the district court denying MacNeill’s motion for a change of venue.

The Associated Press doesn’t normally identify sexual assault victims, but Alexis Somers has agreed to be identified to advocate for other victims.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide