US conviction of British man for killing his wife and child upheld on appeal
A British man who is serving a life sentence in America for the murder of his wife and nine-month-old daughter in 2006 has lost an appeal against his convictions.
Lawyers for Neil Entwistle had sought a retrial, arguing evidence obtained during the warrantless searches of the family home in Massachusetts while police were looking for his wife and daughter should have been dismissed at the trial.
But Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the convictions.
Justice Ralph Gants said: “None of the defendant’s claims on appeal warrant reversal of the convictions.
“We have reviewed the entire trial record and conclude that the defendant received a fair trial that was ably tried and judged.”