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October 30th, 2013
05:49 AM ET

Witness: Macneill Told Me He Never Loved His Wife

Former Utah doctor Martin MacNeill made a startling confession about his love for his wife after popping the question to his mistress Gypsy Willis in July 2007, according to his Willis' mother, who testified in MacNeill's murder trial Tuesday, CNN's Jean Casarez reports.

"He said to me that he had never loved Michele. And then he amended that to say, ‘Well I did, I loved her as a sister but I did not love her the way I love Gypsy,'" Vicki Willis testified.

Martin MacNeill’s wife, Michele, was found lifeless in the family's bathtub on April 11, 2007. MacNeill has pleaded not guilty in her death and his attorneys say she died of natural causes.

Tuesday marked the seventh day of testimony in MacNeill’s murder trial in Provo, Utah. Jurors also heard from MacNeill’s youngest daughter, Ada. She did not take the stand, but an interview she gave in 2008 was played for the jury.

Ada MacNeill was 7 at the time of the interview and answered many of the questions about her family’s home in Utah with, “I don’t want to talk about it.” She finally opened up about the morning she found her mother’s body in the bathtub, saying the water was almost “brown” and that her mother was “all the way” in the bathtub.

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