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ER physician says Utah doctor made strange money offer during resuscitation efforts for wife

  • Martin MacNeill, right, speaks with his attorney Susanne Gustin during his trial in Judge Derek Pullan's 4th District Court in Provo, Utah, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. MacNeill, a former Utah doctor, is charged in his wife's death. Investigators have said MacNeill helped his wife, Michele, into a bathtub where she may have drowned. No cause of death was ever established. Defense lawyers maintain Michele MacNeill died of a heart attack while filling a tub. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Mark Johnston)

    Martin MacNeill, right, speaks with his attorney Susanne Gustin during his trial in Judge Derek Pullan's 4th District Court in Provo, Utah, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. MacNeill, a former Utah doctor, is charged in his wife's death. Investigators have said MacNeill helped his wife, Michele, into a bathtub where she may have drowned. No cause of death was ever established. Defense lawyers maintain Michele MacNeill died of a heart attack while filling a tub. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Mark Johnston)  (The Associated Press)

  • Martin MacNeill, right, speaks with his attorney Susanne Gustin during his trial in Judge Derek Pullan's 4th District Court in Provo, Utah, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. MacNeill, a former Utah doctor, is charged in his wife's death. Investigators have said MacNeill helped his wife, Michele, into a bathtub where she may have drowned. No cause of death was ever established. Defense lawyers maintain Michele MacNeill died of a heart attack while filling a tub. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Mark Johnston)

    Martin MacNeill, right, speaks with his attorney Susanne Gustin during his trial in Judge Derek Pullan's 4th District Court in Provo, Utah, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. MacNeill, a former Utah doctor, is charged in his wife's death. Investigators have said MacNeill helped his wife, Michele, into a bathtub where she may have drowned. No cause of death was ever established. Defense lawyers maintain Michele MacNeill died of a heart attack while filling a tub. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Mark Johnston)  (The Associated Press)

  • Marc Sanderson, chief of the Pleasant Grove Fire Department, testifies during the trial of Martin MacNeill in Judge Derek Pullan's 4th District Court in Provo, Utah, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. MacNeill, a former Utah doctor, is charged in his wife's death. Investigators have said MacNeill helped his wife, Michele, into a bathtub where she may have drowned. No cause of death was ever established. Defense lawyers maintain Michele MacNeill died of a heart attack while filling a tub. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Mark Johnston)

    Marc Sanderson, chief of the Pleasant Grove Fire Department, testifies during the trial of Martin MacNeill in Judge Derek Pullan's 4th District Court in Provo, Utah, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. MacNeill, a former Utah doctor, is charged in his wife's death. Investigators have said MacNeill helped his wife, Michele, into a bathtub where she may have drowned. No cause of death was ever established. Defense lawyers maintain Michele MacNeill died of a heart attack while filling a tub. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Mark Johnston)  (The Associated Press)

The former Utah doctor charged with murder in his wife's death offered an emergency-room physician $10,000 to save his wife, according to testimony in his Provo trial.

The emergency doctor, Scott Vanwagoner, called it the oddest request of his medical career. He says he was already working to save Martin MacNeill's wife — and that MacNeill had to have known his wife was already dead.

It was more testimony about MacNeill's bizarre behavior on the day of his wife's death.

Police and paramedics have testified that MacNeil was cursing his wife for insisting on getting a face-lift, then taking too much medication and falling into a bathtub.

Prosecutors claim MacNeill plotted his wife's death by drugging her and helping her into a bathtub where she may have drowned.