Jury weighs fate of man charged with double murder
WOBURN, Mass. -- A jury has begun deliberations in the trial of a British man accused of killing his wife and baby daughter.
Neil Entwistle is accused of fatally shooting his wife, Rachel, and their 9-month-old daughter, Lillian, in their Hopkinton home in January 2006, then fleeing to his native England.
A jury of six men and six women began deliberating murder charges Tuesday morning in Middlesex Superior Court.
Prosecutors said Entwistle killed his wife and daughter after sinking deeply into debt and becoming dissatisfied with his sex life.
Entwistle told police he found their bodies after returning home from running errands. His lawyer said in closing arguments Monday that Rachel Entwistle shot the baby and then killed herself, and her husband covered up her actions to "protect her honor."
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