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Daughter of Utah doctor accused of killing wife says he hired nanny who went to his bedroom

  • Gypsy Willis arrives at court Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Provo, Utah. The mistress of Martin MacNeill was at his murder trial Tuesday as prosecutors try to prove she was MacNeill's motive for leaving his heavily drugged wife to die in a bathtub. Prosecutors say they will press Gypsy Willis on what she knows about Michele MacNeill's 2007 death. Willis traded text messages with the doctor 30 times that day, she acknowledged Friday before the trial broke for a long weekend. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

  • Gypsy Willis arrives at court Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Provo, Utah. The mistress of Martin MacNeill was at his murder trial Tuesday as prosecutors try to prove she was MacNeill's motive for leaving his heavily drugged wife to die in a bathtub. Prosecutors say they will press Gypsy Willis on what she knows about Michele MacNeill's 2007 death. Willis traded text messages with the doctor 30 times that day, she acknowledged Friday before the trial broke for a long weekend. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

  • Gypsy Willis arrives at court Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Provo, Utah. Willis, the mistress of Martin MacNeill was at his murder trial Tuesday as prosecutors try to prove she was MacNeill's motive for leaving his heavily drugged wife to die in a bathtub. Prosecutors say they will press Gypsy Willis on what she knows about Michele MacNeill's 2007 death. Willis traded text messages with the doctor 30 times that day, she acknowledged Friday before the trial broke for a long weekend. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

  • Gypsy Willis walks to the courtroom Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Provo, Utah. The mistress of Martin MacNeill was at his murder trial Tuesday as prosecutors try to prove she was MacNeill's motive for leaving his heavily drugged wife to die in a bathtub. Prosecutors say they will press Gypsy Willis on what she knows about Michele MacNeill's 2007 death. Willis traded text messages with the doctor 30 times that day, she acknowledged Friday before the trial broke for a long weekend. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

A daughter of a Utah doctor accused of killing his wife says he hired his mistress as a nanny soon after the death but she didn't cook and went to his bedroom at night.

Sabrina MacNeill testified Wednesday during the murder trial of her father Martin MacNeill.

The nanny, Gypsy Willis, previously testified that she was the doctor's mistress around the time of his wife's death.

Sabrina MacNeill says Willis didn't do anything a nanny would be expected to do.

The 19-year-old Utah State University student is an adopted daughter from Ukraine and recalled growing up in a picture-perfect family of eight.

Prosecutors say the 57-year-old MacNeill hounded his wife to get cosmetic surgery then knocked her out with painkillers and left her to die in a bathtub.