Doctor's mistress returns to stand in murder trial

Associated Press
Gypsy Willis arrives at court Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Provo, Utah. The mistress of Martin MacNeill was at his murder trial Tuesday as prosecutors try to prove she was MacNeill's motive for leaving his heavily drugged wife to die in a bathtub. Prosecutors say they will press Gypsy Willis on what she knows about Michele MacNeill's 2007 death. Willis traded text messages with the doctor 30 times that day, she acknowledged Friday before the trial broke for a long weekend. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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PROVO, Utah (AP) — The mistress of a Utah doctor is back at his murder trial as prosecutors try to prove she was Martin MacNeill's motive for leaving his heavily drugged wife to die in a bathtub.

Gypsy Willis told jurors Tuesday she received a marriage proposal and $7,000 diamond ring from the doctor months after Michele Martin's 2007 death.

The judge allowed prosecutors to question Willis aggressively as a hostile witness after they argued she was trying to protect the doctor with less than truthful answers.

MacNeill is accused of hounding his wife, Michele, to get a face-lift, then administering a lethal combination of drugs for her recovery and helping her into a tub of water.

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