March 28, 2006

Briton indicted in double murder of wife, infant

BOSTON (Reuters) - A British man accused of fatally
shooting his American wife and infant daughter in Massachusetts
and then fleeing to England was indicted on Tuesday on first
degree murder charges by a grand jury.

Prosecutors charged that Neil Entwistle shot his wife in
the head before turning the .22 caliber gun on his 9-month-old
daughter as the two lay together in bed on January 20.

Entwistle has been held without bail in a Massachusetts
jail since pleading not guilty during a February 16

The double murder in a colonial home in the quiet, affluent
Boston suburb of Hopkinton and Entwistle's disappearance to his
native England after the killings drew intense media coverage.