Episode Nine | Neil Entwistle: Happy Family Murder, Hopkinton, Mass (part one)

Rachel and Neil Entwistle were a happy couple, new parents to Lillian Rose, born in April 2005. They’d returned to Rachel’s home state of Massachusetts to raise the baby and be closer to Rachel’s family. A native of Worksop, England, Neil was looking to make a go of it in the US. They'd met when Rachel was studying abroad at York University in Northern England and Neil was working on a degree in Engineering. Their love blossomed on the rowing team - the boat house was on Love Lane. It was clear to everyone who knew them that they were destined to be together forever. That's why the events of January 20, 2006 were so shocking and left everyone in disbelief.

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SOURCES | Neil Entwistle

Experts discuss forensic evidence in Entwistle murder trial https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20080617/NEWS/306179925 Enterprise News - Witness to testify about Entwistle’s visits to sex sites https://www.enterprisenews.com/article/20080619/NEWS/306199551

The Guardian - Neil Entwistle 'hunted for sex after murdering wife and daughter'

“Sex shopping”


ABC News Exclusive: Entwistle Posts Lewd Photo Online Entwistle solicited sex on Adult FriendFinder website https://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=5402537&page=1

Neil Was Rachel's Knight, Friend Says; Entwistle's Union Began in England Boston Globe, Feb 6, 2006 https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.bpl.org/bostonglobe/docview/405002220/7A731E093D584C6DPQ/6?accountid=9675

Suspect Explored Killing On Web, Affidavit Declares Boston Globe, Feb 2006 https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.bpl.org/bostonglobe/docview/404995887/C903BD5A3BD7491APQ/3?accountid=9675

Irish Mirror - Letter to penpal creepy sex stuff


Metro West Daily - 10 years after with pics


Patriot Ledger - Trial photos of bed


Entwistle defense team faces setbacks: Web pornography evidence allowed Boston Globe, June 2008


Entwistle convicted of murder Jurors tell of rejecting theory that wife fired shots

Boston Globe, June 2008


Chemist says baby shot at close range: Testimony stuns courtroom at trial of Neil Entwistle

Boston Globe; June 2008


Inmate arraigned in jail attack; Man allegedly kicked Entwistle

Boston Globe, Feb 2007


Seeking to explain a heartless crime Boston Globe, June 2008 https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.bpl.org/bostonglobe/docview/405121851/78725499243642D1PQ/16?accountid=9675

Birmingham Mail - Convicted Killer Who Murdered Family is “a son to be proud of”


York Press - CRIME FILES: Former York student Neil Entwistle murdered wife and baby daughter https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/17859843.crime-files-former-york-student-neil-entwistle-murdered-wife-baby-daughter

LA Times - Two Deaths, One Mystery


Metrowest Daily - Mom in double murder recalled as ‘class leader’


Boston Globe - Taylor Adams, If These Walls Could Talk Oct 2010 If these walls could speak: They would say `Welcome to a happy home' - where something terrible once happened






Safest Cities


The Hopkinton neighborhood https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20160117/news/160116577

Nottingham Post - Neil Entwistle: Sex, lies, and how a family man from Worksop murdered his wife and baby nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/neil-entwistle-sex-lies-how-2480709

Independent. IE - Our good son, the murderer


Falmouth, Mass Wicked Local - Wake Held for Rachel and Lillian


Family Of Entwistle Victims Releases Statement On 10th Anniversary Of Murders https://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/01/20/entwistle-murders-victims-family-releases-statement-anniversary

The Sun UK - HEARTLESS KILLER Who is Neil Entwistle, did he murder wife


Kingston Wicked Local - Entwistle cries as crime-scene video shown


Boston Globe - Entwistle Charges With Killing Wife and Daughter http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/02/09/entwistle_charged_with_killing_wife_daughter_in_alleged_murder_suicide_plan/

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