Mass. court to hear appeal in Entwistle case
BOSTON (AP) -- An appeal from a British man convicted of killing his wife and baby daughter in 2006 in their Hopkinton home will be heard by the highest court in Massachusetts next month.
The Supreme Judicial Court will be asked to decide whether police had the right to search the home of Neil Entwistle after they received worried calls from family and friends.
Entwistle argues he should get a new trial because police did not have a warrant. But prosecutors say police were justified to search the home after Entwistle's mother-in-law and friends had been unable to reach his wife and the couple's 9-month-old daughter.
The court is scheduled to hear oral arguments April 6.
Rachel Entwistle grew up in Kingston. She and her husband met in college in England.
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