Briton convicted of murdering wife, baby in Massachusetts

Posted by Nick Dutton -

WOBURN, MASS. (AP) -- The parents of a British man convicted in Massachusetts of murdering his wife and daughter maintain their son's innocence.

Neil Entwistle was convicted of 2 counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of his wife, Rachel, and their infant, Lillian Rose.

Entwistle closed his eyes and shook his head slightly as the verdict was read.

Afterward, his parents told reporters he had not received a fair trial.

Rachel Entwistle's family did not immediately comment on the verdict.

Prosecutors allege Entwistle was in debt and dissatisfied with his sex life when he shot his family in January 2006.

Entwistle's attorney claimed during closing arguments that Rachel Entwistle shot her baby and committed suicide.

Sentencing is scheduled for tomorrow morning. In Massachusetts, the sentence for first-degree murder is automatically life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The Associated Press contributed this report.