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Pleasant Grove woman's strange death will soon get national attention

Pleasant Grove woman's strange death will soon get national attention



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PLEASANT GROVE -- The mysterious death of a Pleasant Grove woman in her bathtub over three years ago will soon be getting national attention on the ABC news program "20/20."

The one-hour TV special was spurred by a Deseret News article about the life of Martin MacNeill and some of his children who have been pushing investigators to file murder charges against their father.

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"The second that I called and my father said that my mother was in the bathtub and she wasn't breathing, I knew that he had killed her," said Alexis Somers, one of MacNeill's daughters.

MacNeill is currently in prison for fraud but will soon be out, and that has Somers and some of her other siblings worried.

"He's a danger and he'll be out in less than a year. He's a murderer and needs to be held behind bars," said Somers.

To read more about MacNeill's story and the investigation, CLICK HERE.

To learn more about the "20/20" special CLICK HERE.

The episode will air Friday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

E-mail: rjeppesen@ksl.com

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