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Daughters say doctor accused of murdering wife killed patients, too

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A Pleasant Grove doctor charged with killing his wife may have killed some of his patients, according to his daughters.
AMERICAN FORK, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A Pleasant Grove doctor charged with killing his wife may have killed some of his patients, according to his daughters.

MacNeill’s estranged daughters tell ABC 4 as they began investigating their father, they learned he may also be responsible for the deaths of many of his patients. Documents ABC 4 obtained Tuesday support that claim.

“He’s a very evil man,” said Rachel MacNeill, MacNeill’s daughter. “There’s so many crimes that he’s not been held accountable for.”

Their father is charged with murder their mother.

“Our family has been destroyed and he did it,” said Alexis Somers, MacNeill’s daughter.

Back in 2007, Martin MacNeill's daughters claimed he drugged and drowned their mother Michele. They also say she may not be the only person their father killed.

According to court documents, MacNeill admitted to doctors “he heard voices directing him to kill,” and bragged to a mistress that he "killed his brother Rufus Roy MacNeill” because he had “become an embarrassment.”

MacNeill’s daughters said he even killed patients under his care the Utah State Developmental Center in American Fork.

“He was present at multiple deaths there and he said that he killed them, he killed them,” said Somers.

The court documents describe the murders as “mercy killings”, where MacNeill would supposedly put patients out of their misery. Although the documents don’t name the center by name, his children claim these “mercy killings” happened there.

On Tuesday, Brian Carlson showed the claims to the Utah State Developmental Center Superintendent Guy Thompson. He said the accusations are shocking.

“He was never alone with individuals, he was never out in buildings where he would provide care out of our urgent care area, so yah, it would surprise me if there were claims that he actually murdered people while he was working up here,” said Thompson.

Prosecutors working the case against MacNeill in his wife's death said they don’t want to talk about it.

“I’m not going to comment on that,” said Chad Grunander, Utah County Deputy Attorney.

Meanwhile, MacNeill’s daughters are pleading for other victims to come forward.

“If there’s people out there that can come forward, please do,” said Rachel MacNeill.

MacNeill's daughters are looking for details about other patients who may have died while being treated by Dr. MccNeill.

To visit their website, go to http://martinmacneill.info/.
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