Saturday, April 7, 2012

Neil Entwistle who Killed his Wife and Baby Demands new Trial

Neil Entwistle, the British man who murdered his American wife and baby daughter, is demanding a new trial on the grounds that a police search of their family home was illegal.

He also claims the jury which convicted him was biased.

The Nottinghamshire computer engineer was jailed for life without parole over the 2006 double killing, but his lawyers yesterday (FRI) told the Massachusetts supreme court in Boston that much of the crucial evidence heard at his trial was unlawfully obtained and should be thrown out.

Entwistle, a computer engineer from Worksop, Notts, was convicted of shooting Rachel Entwistle, 27, and nine-month-old Lillian Rose as they slept in bed in the family’s rented home in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

He later fled to the UK but, alerted by his wife’s worried mother and friends who could not reach her, police twice searched the house. On the second search,they discovered both bodies lying hidden under blankets in the couple’s bed. Read More