Lengthy appeals process to follow Entwistle guilty verdicts
WOBURN, Mass. -- Neil Entwistle's attorney says he will raise constitutional issues in his appeal of today's guilty verdict.
First-degree murder convictions are subject to automatic appeal by the state's highest court. The appeals process can stretch over several years.
Elliot Weinstein told reporters that one issue he intended to raise was what he called "unlawful entry" by police into the Entwistle home in Hopkinton.
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone says he's confident the convictions will stand up on appeal.
Weinstein unsuccessfully sought to move the trial to another jurisdiction, perhaps Martha's Vineyard, saying his client could not get a fair trial because of the intense media interest in the case.
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