Neil Entwistle has been arrested in England according to reports. Entwistle has been considered a “person of interest” in the murder of his wife Rachel Entwistle, 27, and 9-month-old Lillian.
British authorities arrested a man Thursday in the shooting deaths of his wife and infant daughter, whose bodies were found in their Massachusetts home last month, officials said.
London’s Metropolitan Police said Entwistle was arrested at a subway station on a provisional extradition warrant issued Wednesday evening. His first court appearance is to be Friday at Bow Street Magistrates Court, the customary venue for extradition cases.
Neil Entwistle had purchased a one way ticket to London and left on the morning of Saturday, January 21 from Boston’s Logan Airport where his vehicle was found. Interestingly enough the Entwistle’s only owned one vehicle and that would have meant that Neil would have left to London with a one way ticket and stranded with wife an 9 month old baby at home without transportation. Also, Entwistle did not return for his wife and daughter’s funeral on February 1. The true sign of a caring father distraught by the loss of his wife and child. Investigators now believe that Neil Entwistle borrowed a gun from his father in law to commit the crime.
Investigators believe Entwistle used his father-in-law’s handgun to shoot his wife and daughter on the morning of Jan. 20, Coakley said. She said he may have intended to kill himself as well, possibly because of financial difficulties as his Internet business ventures failed, but he didn’t follow through.
The next morning, Entwistle bought a one-way ticket and got on a flight to London. His family home is in Worksop, in central England.
Before leaving, Entwistle returned the .22-caliber handgun to his father-in-law’s home in Carver, Coakley said.
(CNN) Briton charged in killing of wife, baby
Neil Entwistle was arrested about noon (7 a.m. ET) and charged with two counts of murder, one count of illegal possession of a firearm and one count of illegal possession of ammunition, said Melissa Sherman of the Middlesex, Massachusetts, district attorney’s office.
(Daily Mail) Brit ‘killed wife and baby in suicide bid’
A British man killed his American wife and baby daughter in what was believed to be a failed murder-suicide bid, US authorities have said.
“We believe possibly that this was intended to be a murder-suicide, but we cannot confirm that.
“Obviously the murder was effected, the suicide was not.
“What we believe happened next was that Neil Entwistle returned the gun to his father-in-law’s home in Carver, that he then made preparations to leave the country.”
He bought a one-way ticket to the UK on the phone at around 5am on the Saturday, and flew from Boston’s Logan International Airport at 8.15am that day, Ms Coakley said.
What is most puzzling is for it to have been a murder/suicide, Neil Entwistle certainly changed his mind in an amazing turnaround. Going so far as to return the gun used in the crime? There is something insidious to murdering a nine month old child who could never pose a threat to Entwistle in any way as a witness. A just horrific act.