Jury fail to reach verdict in Entwistle trial

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  • Jury fail to reach verdict in Entwistle murder trial

    The jury for the Neil Entwistle murder trial has been sent home after failing to reach a verdict.

    The group of six men and six women deliberated over the evidence from the 13-day trial for more than seven hours.

    The 29-year-old British man is accused of shooting dead his wife Rachel, 27, and nine-month-old baby daughter Lillian at their home in Massachusetts in 2006.

    Entwistle has denied the double murder charges. The Nottinghamshire-born IT worker faces life in prison if convicted.

    The jury has requested information from the court about the activity on Entwistle’s laptop from the day of the murders. A computer expert testified during the trial saying that Entwistle checked his email at 12.30pm that day, approximately 90 minutes after Entwistle told police he found the bodies. Entwistle’s defence said he was using his computer solely for job searches that day.

    The jury also heard that Entwistle left the country without telling police of the family deaths and was subsequently arrested on the London underground.

    Entwistle’s defence team claim his wife shot her daughter and committed suicide. The jury will resume their deliberations tomorrow.

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