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Man arrested in killings of wife, daughter

February 10, 2006

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— A man whose wife and baby daughter were found shot to death in a bed at the couple's home in suburban Boston was arrested on murder charges Thursday in his native England.

Neil Entwistle, husband of Rachel and father of Lillian, was arrested at a London subway station.

Prosecutors say Entwistle had financial problems that he apparently hid even from his wife, and initially may have planned to kill himself before deciding to flee to his native country.

Entwistle, charged with two counts of murder, illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition, was ordered held in custody Thursday following a hearing at London's Bow Street Magistrates Court.

District Judge Timothy Workman did not ask Entwistle to enter a plea and said a decision on whether he would be handed over to U.S. authorities had to be made by April 15 under British law. Ben Brandon, Entwistle's attorney, told the court he may seek bail for his client today.

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