Mass. Court Gives Brit Life for Killing Wife and Baby
Entwistle said wife shot their baby, killed self
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 26, 2008 10:55 AM CDT
Neil Entwistle, left, is escorted by court officers as he enters the courtroom to hear the verdict in his case at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Mass., Wednesday June 25, 2008.    (Joanne Rathe)
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(Newser) – Neil Entwistle showed no reaction today as he was sentenced to two life prison terms without the opportunity for parole for shooting his wife and infant daughter as they cuddled together in bed. The British-born Massachusetts resident was convicted yesterday of the 2006 killings. Entwistle claims his wife killed the baby and then committed suicide.

During the brief sentencing hearing, Rachel Entwistle's mother, Priscilla Matterazzo, called the murder-suicide theory "low and despicable." She asked that Entwistle receive consecutive life sentences. "I have lost two generations of my family," she said. "Suffering does not begin to describe what we have been enduring."