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In that case, 4th District Judge Derek Pullan is mulling a defense motion for a retrial. Spencer argues that a federal inmate lied on the stand about a possible early release he received in exchange for his testimony and that prosecutors did not disclose that a deal was in the works.
Pullan said earlier this week he will need about 60 days to look over the evidence before ruling.
The federal inmate testified during MacNeill’s four-week trial that the defendant confessed to him that he drugged his wife, then drowned her in a bathtub at their Pleasant Grove home April 11, 2007.
Prosecutors said MacNeill killed his wife so he could continue an affair with another woman, Gypsy Willis.
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