The Martin MacNeill trial: Build your own case

The Martin MacNeill trial is underway and HLNtv.com is bringing you full coverage of the proceedings. Think you have what it takes to win this legal case? If you were a prosecutor, what arguments would you make to persuade a jury to convict the Utah doctor accused of murder? If you were a defense attorney, could you make your client a free man? Build your case below by selecting a side -- prosecution or defense -- then drag and drop the arguments that you believe are crucial to your case.

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  • Ada MacNeill

    Ada MacNeillThe then-6-year-old found Michele MacNeill, her adopted mother and biological grandmother, dead in a bathtub on April 11, 2007. Instead of testifying,Read more

  • Eileen Heng

    Eileen HengThe former girlfriend of Martin MacNeill's son testified during a preliminary hearing that MacNeill asked her to "get rid" ofRead more

  • Alexis Somers

    Alexis SomersThe defendant's daughter testified about how she believed Martin MacNeill was heavily sedating her mother as her mother was recuperating fromRead more

  • Anna Osborne Walthall

    Anna Osborne WalthallShe claims to be MacNeill's former lover. During one of their “pillow talk” conversations, Walthall testified that MacNeill told her he knew howRead more

  • Gary Dawson

    Gary DawsonToxicologist Gary Dawson testified about the drugs found in Michele MacNeill's system after she died. Combining the medications  - whichRead more

  • Dr. Joshua Perper

    Dr. Joshua PerperThe forensic pathologist reviewed the case for the prosecution and found that Michele MacNeill drowned. He testified, however, that he could notRead more

  • Gypsy Willis

    Gypsy WillisGypsy is Martin MacNeill's former mistress. She testified for the prosecution that she had a sexual relationship with MacNeill when he was stillRead more

  • Dr. Todd Grey

    Dr. Todd GreyThe prosecution's second medical examiner changed the original ruling on the manner of death to "undetermined," but he couldn'tRead more

  • Rachel MacNeill

    Rachel MacNeillRachel MacNeill is the defendant's oldest biological daughter. She testified that after her mother's death, her father pushed his mistressRead more

  • Dr. Scott Thompson

    Dr. Scott ThompsonThe plastic surgeon who performed Michele MacNeill's face-lift testified about how he prescribed extra medication at the insistence ofRead more

  • Gypsy Willis

    Gypsy WillisShe testified that she had a sexual relationship with Martin MacNeill that began before Michele MacNeill's death. She also testifiedRead more

  • Possible alibi

    Possible alibiMacNeill's attorneys filed court documents that say he was working at the Utah State Developmental Center when Michele died on the morning ofRead more

  • Dr. Von Welch

    Dr. Von WelchHe is a physician that specializes in internal medicine, and he conducted a pre-operation examination of Michele MacNeill before she underwent aRead more

  • Anna Osborne Walthall's mental illness

    Anna Osborne Walthall's mental illnessDefense attorneys tried to attack the credibility of Walthall -- a woman who claims to be MacNeill's former lover -- by citing her history ofRead more

  • Dr. Todd Grey

    Dr. Todd GreyThe prosecution's second medical examiner changed the original ruling on the manner of death to "undetermined," but he couldn'tRead more

  • Alexis Somers character

    Alexis Somers characterMacNeill's defense attorneys attempted to attack the credibility of his daughter, Alexis Somers, with evidence that they say shows she committedRead more

  • Dr. Joshua Perper

    Dr. Joshua PerperThe forensic pathologist reviewed the case for the prosecution and found that Michele MacNeill drowned. He testified, however, that he could notRead more

  • The first autopsy report

    The first autopsy reportThe first medical examiner, Dr. Maureen Frikke, ruled that Michele MacNeill's death was natural, caused by cardiovascular disease.Read more: WhatRead more

  • Ada MacNeill's memory

    Ada MacNeill's memoryMartin MacNeill's 12-year-old daughter, Ada MacNeill, reportedly found her mom dead in a bathtub in April 2007.Read more

  • MacNeill's fellow inmates

    MacNeill's fellow inmatesMultiple federal prisoners are expected to testify that MacNeill made statements about killing his wife while serving time for fraud. The defense isRead more

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