Jeffrey MacDonald

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Date of Birth October 12, 1943
Place of Birth New York
Age 77 years old
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Jeffrey Robert MacDonald is a former American physician and United States Army officer who was convicted in 1979 of murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters in February 1970.

Born: October 12, 1943, New York City, U.S.
Occupation: former Physician
Criminal charge: Murder
Criminal penalty: Life imprisonment
Children: Kimberley (b. 1964, murdered 1970), Kristen (b. 1967, murdered 1970)

About Jeffrey MacDonald

Former green beret and doctor who was convicted in the murder of his pregnant wife and two daughters, though he denied involvement.

Before Fame

In February of 1970 he called the police to report a stabbing, and his family was found brutally stabbed and clubbed; MacDonald himself was alive but similarly wounded.

Achievement

His conviction was appealed in higher courts, but was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court; his supporters never quit advocating on his behalf.

Family Life

He reportedly had numerous extramarital affairs, which contributed to his conviction.

Associations

Gary Cole played him in the TV mini-series Fatal Vision, based on his story.

Information related to Jeffrey R. MacDonald

  • Feinberg School of Medicine alumni
  • Prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment by the United States federal government
  • People convicted of murder by the United States federal government
  • Familicides
  • United States Army Medical Corps officers
  • American criminals
  • Violence against women in the United States
  • American male criminals
  • American murderers of children
  • American prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment
  • 20th-century American criminals
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