SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Testimony has concluded in the trial of a Utah doctor charged with killing his wife. Defense lawyers called only four witnesses Thursday after the state rested its case against Martin MacNeill. He was a doctor at a state psychiatric hospital when his wife died in a bathtub at home in 2007.
The most significant defense testimony came from an ergonomics expert who said it was "highly unlikely" that MacNeill could have lifted his 180-pound wife out of the high-rim tub. Prosecutors say MacNeill knocked out Michele MacNeill with drugs after cosmetic surgery, then left her to die in the tub and lied to police dispatchers about not being able to lift her out. Prosecutors say MacNeill was in good shape and weighed 206 pounds on a 6-foot-2 frame. Closing arguments are set for Friday.