DRAPER, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – A Utah doctor who murdered his wife, was found dead Sunday at the Utah State Prison.
Martin MacNeill, 60, was convicted in 2014 of drugging then drowning his wife Michelle in a bathtub in 2007 at their Pleasant Grove home, so he could carry on with a mistress.
He said it was accidental, but a jury didn’t buy it and he went to prison for 15 years to life.
Sunday he was found unconscious near the greenhouse in the prison yard.
Detective Ken Hansen, of the Unified Police Department says, “The investigation is still ongoing so there’s evidence that needs to be processed and we will make a determination, probably the medical examiner will make that determination within the next few days.”
Police and the Department of Corrections say there are no signs of foul play and the incident is being investigated as a suicide. MacNeill’s official cause of death is still pending.
MacNeill was also convicted of sexual abuse for inappropriately touching his adult daughter. He would have been 96 years old when his first parole hearing was scheduled.