MacNeill's lawyer fights for a new trial, sentencing delayed

Published 01/02 2014 07:35PM

Updated 01/02 2014 07:47PM

PROVO, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The sentencing of a Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife is on hold. His lawyer is now fighting for a new trial.

According to court documents -- Martin MacNeill's lawyer says the cellmates who testified against MacNeill lied.

He says one prisoner embellished his accounts after hearing certain details in TV coverage.

Prosecutors say they're confident the conviction will stand.

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