Monday, January 14, 2013
After seven years worth of legal proceedings, Neil Entwistle will remain in jail for the murder of his wife and daughter.
After reviewing an petition filed by Neil Entwistle's lawyers, the Supreme Court of the United States has denied the appeal according to the Boston Herald. Entwistle was convicted of the murder in 2008 and has been held in Old Colony Prison in Bridgewater since. "His defense team has argued all along Hopkinton police violated his Fourth Amendment rights to illegal search and seizure when they broke into his house that bitter-cold January weekend hunting for the missing family," the Herald reports. Entwistle's appeal to the Massachusetts Supreme Court in August of this year was also denied.
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court denied an appeal last year.
It has been nearly seven years since Rachel and Lillian Rose Entwistle were found dead in their Hopkinton home, but convicted murder Neil Entwistle is still appealing the case. According to WCVB Channel 5, Entwistle's appeals lawyer has filed a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court. A determination as to whether the justices will hear the case is scheduled for Jan. 11 according to WCVB. Entwistle's appeal to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court was denied in August of last year.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The state's highest court rejected the Hopkinton resident's appeal.
The Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the murder of Neil Entwistle, the Hopkinton man convicted of killing his wife and 9-month-old daughter in 2006. “None of the defendant’s claims on appeal warrants reversal of the convictions. We have reviewed the entire trial record ... and conclude that the defendant received a fair trial that was ably tried and judged,” the Supreme Judicial Court said in an opinion released today, and reported in the Boston Globe. Entwistle’s wife, Rachel, and daughter, Lillian, were found shot in the master bedroom of the family home in Hopkinton on Jan. 22, 2006. Entwistle fled to England, from where he was extradited. He was convicted in Middlesex Superior Court in 2008 on two counts of first-degree murder. Among …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments for the appeal of Neil Entwistle's first degree murder convictions.
Although it has been four years since Neil Entwistle was convicted of killing his wife and daughter in their Hopkinton Home, the appeals process is still continuing. Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguements from Entwistle's appeals lawyer saying that the search conducted by the Hopkinton Police Department was not legal. Hopkinton police searched the house twice at the request of family members. The first search turned up nothing but during the second sweep the bodies were discovered under blankets on a bed. According to the Boston Globe, Entwistle's attorney Stephen Paul Maidman said that the police did not have probable cause to search the house the second time. "Maidman said police needed to get a search warrant …
Monday, March 26, 2012
After his conviction, Neil Entwistle's lawyers have been arguing that police entered his house illegally.
Arguments in Neil Entwistle's appeal of his murder conviction are expected to be heard by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on April 6. According to a boston.com story, Entwistle's lawyer is saying that police entered the house illegally on two separate occasions. "Entwistle’s lawyer, Stephen Paul Maidman, argues that evidence taken from the couple’s rented house in Hopkinton was seized illegally because police did not have the right to search the home without a warrant," the article says. However prosecutors are rebutting that the absence of Rachel and Lillian Rose was substantial enough evidence for them to enter the house.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Joe and Priscilla Matterazzo received an award for working to raise awareness.
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Friday, December 16, 2011
Submitted by the Middlesex District Attorney Joe and Priscilla Matterazzo were honored with the Paul R. McLaughlin Community Activist Award on Dec. 8 in honor of their exemplary dedication to combating domestic and family violence. They are the mother and stepfather of the late Rachel Entwistle and the grandmother and step-grandfather of the late Lillian Entwistle. Patrice Provitola, Victim Witness Bureau chief of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, accepted the award on their behalf. “The Matterazzos were forced to do what no parent should have to do, which is bury their own daughter and granddaughter after they were brutally murder by Rachel’s husband and Lillian’s father,” District Attorney Gerry Leone said. “Three years ago, the …