Neil Entwistle found guilty of double murder and faces life imprisonment
Neil Entwistle has been found guilty of murdering his wife and baby daughter and faces a life sentence without parole, when he is sentenced later today.
The British IT worker will be jailed today for shooting dead his 27-year-old wife Rachel and their nine-month-old daughter Lillian Rose as they lay in bed at home last year.
The jury came to their verdict after deliberating for thirteen hours. District Attorney, Gerard Leone Jr commented on the decision saying: ‘Neil Entwistle will spend the rest of his life in jail, which is where he belongs. He is now held accountable and responsible for these unforgivable acts.’
Leone continued saying it was a ‘true, just and right verdict’.
Entwistle’s parents have already condemned the verdict and last night vowed to prove their son did not murder his wife and daughter.
Outside court, Yvonne Entwistle told reporters: ‘We know that our son Neil is innocent and we are devastated to learn that the evidence points to Rachel murdering our grandchild and then committing suicide.’
Entwistle’s lawyer has said they will appeal.