Dr Jeffrey Robert MacDonald
American army doctor Jeffrey MacDonald seemed to have everything going for him, good looks, charm, a commission in the Green Berets, a pretty wife and two daughters.
Jeffrey and his wife Colette were the perfect American sweethearts who had married after an early courtship. MacDonald had excelled both on the sports field and in his studies at Princetown. After graduation his stellar career trajectory continued with an internship at the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.
The massacre that took place in the MacDonald’s family home a few weeks after Colette had written a letter to a friend describing their happiness, was to become one of the most protracted cases in legal history.