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Young Daughter To Testify In Doctor’s Murder Trial

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PROVO, Utah (AP) — A judge has decided the youngest daughter of a Utah doctor accused of murder can offer limited courtroom testimony about how she found her mother’s body submerged in a bathtub.

Fourth District Judge Derek Pullan ruled Friday that many of the girl’s memories were tainted by an older sister who strongly believes Martin MacNeill killed his wife.

Pullan says the now 12-year-old Ada MacNeill can be questioned only about an interview she gave a professional counselor several years ago. The girl was 6 years old when she found her mom in a tub in 2007.

Also Friday, the doctor’s 37-year-old mistress was scheduled to take a much-anticipated turn on the witness stand.

MacNeill, 57, is accused of hounding his wife, Michele MacNeill, to have a face-lift, then mixing a lethal combination of drugs for her recovery and helping her into a bath tub.

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