Wednesday, June 25, 2008

No death penalty in Massachusetts

... and that's a shame in this case:

Neil Entwistle convicted in the murder of his wife and nine month old child.

What convicted him?

  • The gun used was HER stepfather's, which Entwistle drove 50 miles to return after the deaths

  • He surfed the Internet after they died

  • Knowing they were dead, he hopped a plane back to England

  • He claimed that the wife killed the baby and then herself, though the forensics say that the bullet went through the baby and into her; and that she would have then had to raise the gun above her head to fire her own fatal shot

What didn't help?

  • He was in huge financial trouble, living well beyond his means, researching bankruptcy on the Internet, and participating in online gambling

  • He was cruising escort sites on the Internet before the deaths

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and flies (to another country) like a duck, it must be a duck.

1 comment:

Cobwebs said...

I think this summed it up perfectly.