Martin MacNeill Murder Trial – Day 11
We closed out Friday with Dr. Joshua Perper. He showed himself to be a gentleman and professional. He offers no wailing and flailing; cuts trough it all to present just the facts. We did see Spencer exhibit a bit of a tantrum when he couldn’t get the doctor to say what he wanted or change his opinion. In fact, Spencer was rude, nasty and downright disrespectful!
Today should be interesting as the 4 inmates will be up.
Jury finally comes in at 11:59!
State calls Spencer Cannon. Utah County Sheriffs Office.
Also ME investigator in Utah County to find cause and manner of death.
He was at the hospital with Dr. van Wagoner.
He’s done this work for 7 years.
Did you send an email? That wouldn’t be normal?
Spencer shows him an email that he acknowledges he sent to investigator Robinson.
You didn’t find anything overtly suspicious? No.
The doctor said he was performing CPR 2 times when according to her position he couldn’t have, would that raise suspicion? Yes.
State calls inmate #3.
Inmate convicted for drug felony. He met MacNeill in TexArkana federal prison.
They became friendly working out.
MacNeill was nicknamed doc.
They ran 4-5 miles a day and MacNeill had no trouble keeping up.
MacNeill had no physical ailments.
MacNeill told him he and his wife were locked up. Later he learned it was Gypsy.
He asked doc if he murdered his wife and he said no they don’t have any evidence and couldn’t prove anything.
He was mad after the unit time because he didn’t get a halfway hours because of his f’n daughters and “b” of a wife.
You received a 24 year sentence? Yes.
Your 14 years in and have a long way to go? Yes sir.
When you asked MacNeill if he murdered his wife he said no? Yes.
Mr.MacNeill was upset with the Nancy Grace show saying he wasn’t performing mouth-to-mouth? No.
He was mad they were saying he wasn’t performing CPR? Yes.
Did you ever talk to doc about how is wife died? He said she drown.
Have you received anything for your testimony today? No sir.
You stated in your testimony information you gave in 2002 panned out? It did prove out.
Inmate 4 up. Convicted on drug felonies.
He knows MacNiell from talking in prison.
Saw doc run and was doing sprints and was in good health.
He asked about visitations and he said no, his wife was in prison. I told him I heard she drown and you killed her. He said she was a bitch. If that was true, do you think I’d be sitting here?
Did you meeting investigator Robinson? I met with someone.
MacNeill never said he killed his wife? No.
So far, I’ve heard nothing that anybody has been promised by the feds or state for their testimony!
State calls Inmate #2.
You are imprisoned for cocaine and weed? Yes.
You spoke to MacNeiil ? Yes we were roomies? Yes.
Did your and he get along? Yes.
Did he have a limp? Sometimes
Did he talk about his love interest? Yes.
Her name? Gypsy?
Later I found out he had a wife who had died. I saw on tv his wife had died.
He said they couldn’t prove it was me.
He said his wife had surgery but he said they couldn’t prove it.
State calls Jeff Robinson. Utah Chief Investigator.
This is pretty much out of order and not sure what we are doing her because we are asking about teat messages here. Very confusing here,
Not a good way too end in mho.
I have no idea what we’re doing here.
This guy is out of order while next inmate is getting legal advice. So, this makes it all kinda crazy because it’s out context and think my hair has caught fire!
I’m pretty gobsmocked because this is so bizzaro and out of context and I’m not sure what we’re doing.
Court called for the day till tomorrow at 8:15 for the lawyers.
Very strange day!