Juror says panel sought justice for Entwistle baby
BOSTON -- One of the jurors who helped convict Neil Entwistle of murdering his wife and baby daughter said the panel was seeking justice for Entwistle's little girl.
Richard Vantour told the Boston Herald that jurors wanted to speak for Lillian Entwistle because she couldn't speak for herself.
He also said the case was so draining it was like "having a week's worth of hard labor packed into each day."
Entwistle was convicted Wednesday of the murder of Lillian and his wife, Rachel Entwistle, in 2006. Prosecutors say the Briton was despondent over debt and dissatisfied with his sex life.
An alternate juror, Andrew Tringale, told the Boston Globe that the defense argument that Rachel Entwistle killed her baby then herself was "unrealistic."
He questioned why the defense didn't call witnesses to back the claim, which it made during closing arguments.
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