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Utah doctor's murder trial to resume with medical testimony about wife's death

  • Defense lawyer Randy Spencer, right, talks with his client Martin MacNeill in 4th District Court Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Provo, Utah. MacNeill is charged with murder in the death of his wife, Michele MacNeill, in 2007.  (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann,pool )

    Defense lawyer Randy Spencer, right, talks with his client Martin MacNeill in 4th District Court Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Provo, Utah. MacNeill is charged with murder in the death of his wife, Michele MacNeill, in 2007. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann,pool )  (The Associated Press)

  • Judge Derek Pullan, left, speaks to prosecuter Chad Grunander, secon from left, and defense lawyer Randy Spencer during a break in testimony of Alexis Somers, right at the Martin MacNeill trial in Provo, Utah, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.   MacNeill is charged with murder in the death of his wife, Michele MacNeill, in 2007.  (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann,pool )

    Judge Derek Pullan, left, speaks to prosecuter Chad Grunander, secon from left, and defense lawyer Randy Spencer during a break in testimony of Alexis Somers, right at the Martin MacNeill trial in Provo, Utah, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. MacNeill is charged with murder in the death of his wife, Michele MacNeill, in 2007. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann,pool )  (The Associated Press)

  • Alexis Somers wipes tears from her eyes while testifying at the trial of her father Martin MacNeill at the Fourth District Court in Provo Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Martin MacNeill is charged with murder for allegedly killing his wife Michele MacNeill in 2007. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Johnston, Pool)

    Alexis Somers wipes tears from her eyes while testifying at the trial of her father Martin MacNeill at the Fourth District Court in Provo Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Martin MacNeill is charged with murder for allegedly killing his wife Michele MacNeill in 2007. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Johnston, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

The murder trial of a Utah doctor charged in his wife's death is resuming with testimony from medical experts about how they believe the 50-year-old woman died.

Prosecutors say Martin MacNeill hounded his wife to get cosmetic surgery, then knocked her out with painkillers, Valium and sleeping pills and left her to die in a bathtub.

On Thursday, Utah medical examiner Todd Grey testified he doesn't know how Michele MacNeill died in 2007 but that it could have been from a heart attack combined with drug toxicity.

On Friday's witness list are Utah cardiologist David Cragun and a forensic pathologist from Florida, Joshua Perper.

Also on deck are cellmates of MacNeill's. Prosecutors said in opening arguments that MacNeill told the inmates he was glad his wife was dead and that authorities couldn't prove he killed her.