Neil Entwistle, date unknown
The Boston Herald.com is reporting that TruTv will have live coverage every day of the Neil Entwistle trial, scheduled to start on June 2nd, 2008 in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts. This will be a media circus not only for the court in Woburn but also for the town of Hopkinton, where Entwistle is charged with murdering his wife Rachael, and their nine-month-old daughter Lillian on January 20th, 2006. Rachael was cradling Lillian in her arms, when they were found in the master bedroom. The case is reminiscent of Woody Allen's 2005 movie, Match Point, in that Entwistle used his father-in-law's gun, a 22 caliber pistol and returned it to the in-law's residence after the murders.
T&T and our trial watching friends will try to cover as much of the Entwistle case as we possibly can. We are hoping that CNN will have online live streaming, (but we're not holding our breath) as well as many other news outlets that are vying for the coverage. Those include the BBC, NBC Dateline, Sky TV and ABC's 20/20. We're not certain, but we believe Entwistle maintains dual citizenship for the US and Great Britain. The international attention being paid to this case is similar to the 1997 second degree murder trial of Louise Woodward for the shaking death of 8-month-old Matthew Eapton.