What Experts have to say
Throughout the trial, the Daily News has invited a panel of experts to comment on what is happening in the courtroom. The panel members are: Wendy Murphy, a former Middlesex assistant district attorney and current victim/witness advocate; John LaChance, a former federal prosecutor and current defense lawyer based in Framingham, and Steve Huff, a professional crime blogger who runs two Web sites. Check back often for our experts' opinions. And if you want to share your opinion, visit our blog.
Jan. 16, 2006 -- Neil Entwistle visits the adult dating World Wide Web site "Adult Friend Finder."
Jan. 16 and 17 -- Entwistle views a Web site describing how to kill people. He also searches the internet on how to commit suicide, how to kill someone with a knife and euthanasia.
Jan. 18 -- Entwistle searches the internet for "escort services,'' including "Blonde Beauties Escort SVC.'' based in Worcester.
Neil Entwistle will serve his time at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. His conviction will be appealed. Under Massachusetts law, all first-degree murder convictions are appealed.
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NEWS STORIES, PAST AND PRESENT
Elliot Weinstein, the defense attorney who represented Neil Entwistle in the murder of his wife and baby, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
On June 25, when a jury foreman twice pronounced "guilty," convicting Neil Entwistle of murdering his wife and daughter, prosecutor Michael Fabbri showed no elation. Fabbri didn’t celebrate. He didn’t go out and toast the verdict with others from the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. Instead, the veteran assistant district attorney said what he felt was relief.
WALPOLE — Neil Entwistle may follow several high-profile convicted murderers inside the walls of MCI-Cedar Junction in Walpole eventually, but he won't begin serving his life sentence there.
WOBURN - His sentence was a foregone conclusion, but Neil Entwistle Thursday was forced to hear about the pain and suffering caused by the murders of his wife and daughter. Entwistle, 29, was convicted Wednesday of two counts of first-degree murder for the Jan. 20, 2006, murders of his wife, Rachel, 27, and daughter, Lillian Rose, 9 months.
Neil Entwistle was sentenced to life in prison today for killing his wife and daughter, but Priscilla Matterazzo said she and her family received a sentence of life without Rachel and Lillian in January, 2006. "We were sentenced without the benefit of a trial and a jury," she said during victim impact statements this morning.
Neil Entwistle and his attorneys, Elliot Weinstein and Stephanie Page, listen to testimony on the seventh day of the trial on June 10, 2008 at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn
POOL PHOTO BY C.J. GUNTHER