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Inmate testifies that Utah doctor once said he was getting away with murder

  • Martin MacNeill speaks to his attorney Randy Spencer, left, before proceedings at the Fourth District Court in Provo Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. MacNeill is charged with murder for allegedly killing his wife Michele MacNeill in 2007. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Johnston, Pool)

    Martin MacNeill speaks to his attorney Randy Spencer, left, before proceedings at the Fourth District Court in Provo Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. MacNeill is charged with murder for allegedly killing his wife Michele MacNeill in 2007. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Johnston, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Martin MacNeill rubs his head during his trial at the Fourth District Court in Provo Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. MacNeill is charged with murder for allegedly killing his wife Michele MacNeill in 2007. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Johnston, Pool)

    Martin MacNeill rubs his head during his trial at the Fourth District Court in Provo Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. MacNeill is charged with murder for allegedly killing his wife Michele MacNeill in 2007. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Johnston, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Prosecutor Chad Grunander, left, and defense attorney Randy Spencer return to their seats during the trial of Martin MacNeill at the Fourth District Court in Provo Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. MacNeill is charged with murder for allegedly killing his wife Michele MacNeill in 2007. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Johnston, Pool)

    Prosecutor Chad Grunander, left, and defense attorney Randy Spencer return to their seats during the trial of Martin MacNeill at the Fourth District Court in Provo Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. MacNeill is charged with murder for allegedly killing his wife Michele MacNeill in 2007. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Johnston, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

A prison inmate has testified that a former Utah doctor acknowledged killing his wife by saying he was getting away with murder.

The testimony came Wednesday as a trial resumed in the case against Martin MacNeill.

Witness Jason Poirier recounted the conversation with MacNeill in December 2012 at Utah County jail a few months after MacNeill's arrest in the death. Poirier was being held on suspicion of shoplifting.

Three other prison inmates testified Tuesday that MacNeill regularly cursed his wife and bragged that investigators couldn't prove he killed her.

Those inmates were from a federal prison in Texas where MacNeill was held on fraud charges.

Prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case Wednesday.

MacNeill is accused of knocking out Michele MacNeill with drugs after cosmetic surgery, then leaving her in a bathtub.