He got exactly what he deserved.
This verdict is deeply disturbing to me. He may very well have murdered his wife
but that doesn't justify a lynch mob mentality. The alleged acts and
evidence to convict him occurred within a month or so after his wife's
murder, from his adult daughters that hated him with indescribable passion for
what he allegedly did to his wife. There's no other corroborating,
supportive evidence for conviction. On the other hand, again, putting aside what
he may have done to his wife, there is no evidence whatsoever that Mr. MacNeill
had a history of deviant sexual abuse of a family member. Why would he suddenly
develop that sickness a month after his wife's murder, and with his own
daughter?? Come now! If these women are lying, in order to cover the bases to
make sure some type of conviction stands, then they deserve to sit in jail every
bit as long as he does if he committed the acts.
He did not "allegedly" abuse the daughter. You use the word
"allegedly" when he is charged. Once he is convicted, the quotation
For the daughters sake, I hope she is not lying about her father, trying to get
her personal pound of 'flesh' out of him because of what she believes
he did to her father. If so it will not be worth it to her.
He is a sexual predator.. which was probably the beginning of his un doing...
and the behavior and the cover up resulted in him murdering his wife. His daughters are very brave souls. I hope they now can find some peace.
I think his daughter, whose mother was killed and then molested and kicked out
of the family access, can now rest with her siblings. People like the Mr. Brown
and this ex-doctor think they can get away with their crimes by abusing their
family members, physically, mentally, morally, economically, emotionally,
psychologically, and the list goes on. They are manipulative and despots on
their own children and others. They think of themselves and how they can skirt
around the system and especially their family members. Gadianton
comes in many forms in this world, not just robbers. However, these two men
robbed their daughters of more more than can be in this world. Thank goodness
for the redemption, atonement and plan of a just and merciful God for all who
want to participate completely.RIP, prison that is, and at our
Re: "If these women are lying . . . they deserve to sit in jail every bit as
long as he does if he committed the acts."Well, under the law of
our land -- and that of any civilized nation, for that matter -- lying is not
considered as egregious an offense as murder or sexual assault. But, it is
interesting how some seem compelled to jump to a conclusion -- unhindered, of
course, by the slightest bit of evidence -- that only a jury that has been
somehow buffaloed would come to a decision to convict a criminal of his
offenses.Even more interesting is how, without a hint of
embarrassment, they publicly trumpet such nonsense.
@ BalancedHmmmmm...... Murder + "white lie" (assuming it was
a lie) = murderer serves ample time for crimeI'm OK with
that!Seriously, I am glad it turned out in the favor of the girls,
whether or not the sex abuse was all that she claimed. This guy has hurt his
whole family in one way or another for years and there's potential for
continued harm to them as long as he is free. A longer sentence means the risk
to the girls is minimized. He needed to be sent away for a very long time and
it looks like he will now.
@Balanced writes, "There's no other corroborating, supportive evidence
for conviction." There usually isn't. Did you think
the daughters should have had the foresight to have installed a camera in
their bedroom so that they would have the molestation on videotape?"On the other hand, again, putting aside what he may have done to his
wife" Sounds like murdering her is really something
trivial, like spitting on the sidewalk. "there is no evidence
whatsoever that Mr. MacNeill had a history of deviant sexual abuse of a family
member." There are countless cases of men who began abusing
their daughters / stepdaughters when their wives were hospitalized, died, or
left them. And sexual abuse is probably the most underreported crime in
Utah--the chance is excellent that there are at least some other victims,
frequently going back decades.
@ balance or anyone else who questions Martins guilt, you are missing that he
admitted what he did. His excuse is he thought she was Michele....His wife who
was dead when this happened. They're is NO excuse for his actions. He knows
exactly what he did and the verdict was correct. He undeniably sexually
assaulted Alexis. And then offered custody of the minor children if she signed
something saying he did nothing to her in an effort to cover himself from ever
being convicted. She said no and fought for custody and won!
Mis-remembered. That's a new one. The lawyer ought to give it a rest. I
wonder just who is paying for all of MacNeill's defense costs?