Neil Entwistle Asks SJC For New Trial

BOSTON (CBS) – Neil Entwistle is looking for a new trial and his attorney went to the highest court in Massachusetts to make their case Friday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

Entwistle is serving a life sentence for the murders of his wife and infant daughter at their rented Hopkinton home in 2006.

His lawyer, Stephen Maidman, argued before the Supreme Judicial Court Friday that evidence taken from the Entwistle’s home was seized illegally because police did not have the right to search the home without a warrant.

Police found the bodies in the home conducting a second well-being check at the house.

Maidman said because police did not have a search warrant, the evidence found at that time should have been suppressed.

Prosecutor Casey Silvia told the justices Friday police were doing exactly what they had to do.

The case was taken under advisement.

There’s no word when the SJC will rule on Entwistle’s request.

  • ginny2

    Of course he’s appealing, as far as he and his lawyers are concerned, if they could they would find a way to have the bodies of his wife and baby ignored as evidence that a crime even happened. What a piece of work they all are. Kills his family and leaves the country. If I remember right, the police collected evidence because before they knew he had gone back to England, they thought he could also be a victim. Send him back to prison and let’s be done with it.

  • jaygee

    Entwistle & his lawyer should be tarred and feathered for making his former wife’s family go thru this. What bloody nerve to complain about an illegal search when a young woman and her baby are dead in a bedroom and the husband is taking off for England to be with his mommy & daddy. He was found guilty of a double murder and there isn’t even a .99999 chance of his innocence so the fact that Maidman is appealing is disgraceful to say the least. They are both very fortunate that she wasn’t my daughter. I’ll leave it at that.

  • PegBundy

    If I remember, the police were asked to visit the home after the parents of the wife became concerned, so they visit and fine evidence that he killed the wife and baby, who cares how it was found. Had he had any time he would have ditched the bodies at least this way the family knew what happened, what a waste or court time.

  • thor's hammer

    this miserable excuse for oxygen consumption on the planet deserves nothing but our contempt, and misery every day of his life. he murdered 2 innocent people, then ran like a coward. sad it is that the good people of the commonwealth must pay for his attorneys, as well as the perks of prison life. i hope you hear the cries of a young child saying “why daddy?” may they grow louder in your head every day. forgive & forget, i think not.

  • WhistleBlower

    He is innocent.

    • Jaygee

      i didn’t know that Enwistle had a computer in his cell.

  • T Henry

    After previously believing absolutely he was guilty I am now having my doubts about this. Why was there gunshot residue on his wife’s hands only and nothing on anything he had touched, including the steering wheel? Also, why no allowing into evidence of the mental state of his wife at the time of her death? People suffering from depression can do the most unpredictable things. There should be another trial, though I don’t hold out much hope it would be fair given the trial by media before and after the trial he got. Too much vindictiveness and baying for blood around for any rationality for fairness.

  • JohnC

    I will offer – at my own expense, to weld that SOB into his cell. He murdered his child and the woman who gave him his child. I cannot think of a word that properly describes him. Despicable will have to do.

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