Doctor convicted of killing sentenced in sex case


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PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison in a separate sexual abuse case.

Martin MacNeill, 58, was convicted in July of sexually abusing his adult daughter in 2007.

Fourth District Court Judge Samuel McVey sentenced MacNeill after hearing from the doctor's daughter, Alexis Somers.

Somers read a letter in court calling her father a "monster."

"He destroyed my world and created a living nightmare in its place," the Deseret News reported (http://bit.ly/1uPkadQ).

The Associated Press doesn't normally identify alleged victims of sexual crimes, but the adult daughter asked to be identified in this case.

MacNeill on Monday was also ordered to pay $1,125 fine.

He's not eligible for probation because has not taken responsibility or shown remorse, the judge said.

Prosecutors said the sexual abuse occurred one month after MacNeill's wife was found dead.

MacNeill was convicted in November 2013 of drugging his wife and leaving her to die in a bathtub.

He is scheduled to be sentenced in the murder case on Friday.

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