This Utah doctor is accused of killing his wife, Michelle, in order to replace her with his mistress, Gypsy Jilian Willis. The drama surrounding this story makes it high theater.
There is always the absolute grabber (sex) involved. These two plotted to get rid of the wife.
Now if this were a script for a movie, the producer may have had misgivings, claiming there was 'over kill'.
The main character, the Dr. McNeill, also has a license to practice law, even though he cheated on his transcripts to get those degrees.
He has been proven to be cheating on his wife more than once.
Dr. and Mrs. McNeill had six children plus two more that they adopted.
We have been told that he murdered his beauty queen wife, by insisting she have an operation she didn't want so he could over-drug her, and it would appear she drown in the bathtub.
His family of eight consisted of seven girls, one boy.
His only son killed himself.
One of his daughters became a heroin addict and moved out of the house.
One daughter had an illegitimate child which they adopted.
Dr. McNeill moved his mistress into the family home less than two weeks after the burial of his wife, Michele.
If those were not enough drama filled events, he plotted with the mistress to take the identity of the older adopted daughter when she went back to visit her sister in the Ukraine and Dr. McNeill didn't pay for her to return home.
Using this I.D, the mistress started presenting herself as Mrs. McNeill and the paperwork involved showed they married the same day McNeill's wife was killed. She received a 4.1 carat diamond from him.
For stealing the identity of the adopted daughter, both he and his mistress were convicted and sent to prison. Dr. McNeill was released only one month before he was charged with murdering the wife. The mistress was released early for agreeing to testify at the murder trial. Enough already.
It may be time to consider a re-write but there may be time since there is scheduled to be perhaps another month of trial to go.