Thursday, 3 July 2008

Briton guilty of family murders

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A British man has been found guilty of murdering his American wife and nine-month-old baby by a US jury. Neil Entwistle, 29, of Worksop, Notts, fled to the UK after killing wife Rachel, 27, and Lillian Rose, at their home in Massachusetts in January 2006. He faces life in prison without the possibility of parole when sentenced for first degree murder later. Entwistle had denied the charges and his lawyers said they would appeal against the convictions. Jurors at Middlesex County Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts, had deliberated for 13 hours. They rejected the defence that Rachel had killed their baby before turning the gun on herself, and that Entwistle had covered it up to "protect her honour". Former IT worker Entwistle, wearing a black suit with a blue tie, looked down as the jury returned its verdicts, before closing his eyes. As well as being found guilty of the murders, he was convicted of two other charges: illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition. Speaking after the case, Rachel Entwistle's stepfather, Joseph Matterazzo, thanked all those who had offered their support to the family. He said: "We just want to thank everybody for their prayers, their cards and their support - it was a tremendous help over the last two and a half years." Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone said it was a "true, just and right verdict".


Anonymous said...

Man if by posting this story you actually believe that he was innocent - your blog loses ALL credibility.

The fact is - men are not know as 'family annihilators' for nothing. Take a look at the statistics of men committing muder/suicide to their familes and then look at just how many women do it. Not even close to comparison. In this case, Entwistle IS a coward and didn't actually kiull himself, just an innocent bairn and wife.

Ian Walton said...

Hi All
The Fact I Posted This Story, Is To Show How Sick This Man Is. To Murder Your Oen Children And Wife.
Than Not Go Through With The Suicide. This Man Is A Coward. In Fact He Is The Coward Of Cowards, And Very Sick. I Hope This Man Never Gets Out.