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February 15, 2006

Neil Entwistle Back in the USA

Posted in: Crime,Neil Entwistle

Neil Entwistle is back in the USA to face murder charges of his wife and nine month old child. Entwistle arrived back in the US, flying in to Bangor International Airport in Bangor, ME. He was then flown by private jet to Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA.

Entwistle was transferred into the custody of U.S. marshals at Gatwick Airport outside London this morning. “We understand that he is returning to the U.S. on a private flight,” a statement from British police said.

He flew to Bangor, Maine, to pass customs, then flew to the Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Mass., where he arrived just before 5:30 p.m. Entwistle was handcuffed and wearing leg shackles when he was taken from the plane by state police.
(ABC News)

Neil Entwistle will then be taken to Hopkinton Police Department, where he will be processed. His next destination will be the Framingham District Court on Thursday where he will be arraigned.

Entwistle Arrives In Bay State

On Thursday, Entwistle will be charged with the murders of his wife, Rachel, 27, and his 9-month-old daughter, Lillian. Officials allege Entwistle shot his family in their rented Hopkinton home on Jan. 20 before fleeing to his native England. He was arrested in England last week.

The motorcade containing Neil Entwistle made its way to the Hopkinton Police Department where Neil Entwistle will be booked on the murder of his wife and daughter. Entwistle has quite a next 24 hours. His defense attorney is already making the cry that Neil Entwistle will not be able to get a fair trial. Maybe some of these alleged murderers should think about the consequences of their actions first, getting a fair trial being one of them. It is not the bias of a jury or the media that is Neil Entwistle’s problem, its the evidence or forensics against him.

Entwistle was escorted to the Hopkinton Police Department from Hanscom by a police motorcade and will be booked upon arrival. He will meet with his court-appointed attorney Wednesday evening. He will be arraigned Thursday at 2 p.m. in Framingham District Court on murder charges. Entwistle also faces one charge of possession of a firearm and one charge of possession of ammunition.

Boston defense attorney Elliot Weinstein was appointed to represent Entwistle by the Committee for Public Counsel Services, a state agency that pairs private attorneys with defendants who can’t pay. Weinstein has degrees from Trinity College and Boston College. Weinstein has worked on several high-profile cases locally, including serving as defense attorney for one the Anguilo brothers during an organized crime trial. Weinstein has expressed concerns about Entwistle getting a fair trial.

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