It’s been a few weeks since I’ve blogged some daily work so this post has a little bit of everything. I’m still loving making images out here in Utah and my internship has allowed me to shoot in some unique places. This past weekend was particularly exciting as I got to cover the verdict for a murder case as well as the state volleyball championships. Enjoy.
The following images are from the verdict of the Martin MacNeill murder trial. This case made national headlines for over a month as the Utah doctor faced charges for killing his wife in 2007. It is was believed MacNeill over medicated his wife and drowned her in a bathtub the day after she received plastic surgery. On the night of the verdict I was called to the courthouse to shoot after already working a full shift that afternoon. I had not shot any of the trial previously, but I was fairly excited to see what was going to occur that night. After some waiting around outside the courtroom, the jury was finally brought in after 1 a.m. Every major local and national network seemed to have a camera crew there, but the hallway was dead quiet as the guilty verdict was read. Right as the courtroom door opened though, all hell broke loose. I’ve had the privilege of covering some big sporting events over the last couple years, but nothing compared to the media scrum that took place around MacNeill’s family members. From what I could tell though his family was relived by the decision after living several years in fear. By the time the prosecutor made his statement and I had transmitted my images it was pushing 4:30 a.m.