June 26, 2008
Posted: 10:19 AM ET
WOBURN, Massachusetts–Neil Entwistle, now convicted of murdering his wife, Rachel, 27, and infant daughter in their Massachusetts home on January 20, 2006, was sentenced this morning to life in prison without parole.
Judge Diane Kottmyer sent Entwistle to a maximum security prison, where he will serve the sentences for the murders of his family concurrently.
After hearing from 47 witnesses over 12 days, the jury needed less than two days to decide Entwistle's fate by returning guilty verdicts. When the jury entered the courtroom, their faces were solemn and they did not look at the defendant.
An emotionless Entwistle pressed his eyes shut when the verdict was read: he was guilty of the first-degree murder of Rachel Entwistle. He then shook his head no when it was announced that he was also guilty of the first degree murder of baby Lillian.
The defense plans to file an appeal of Entwistle's conviction.
–In Session staff
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