CAMBRIDGE - A Middlesex Superior Court judge today announced that double murder suspect Neil Entwistle's trial date has been delayed until January.
A Middlesex Superior Court judge today announced that double murder suspect Neil Entwistle's trial date has been delayed until January.
Entwistle, accused of shooting his wife, Rachel, and baby daughter, Lillian Rose, on Jan. 20, 2006, was originally scheduled to go on trial beginning on Oct. 1.
Now, Judge Diane Kottmyer changed the trial date until Jan. 28 of next year.
Entwistle's lawyer, Elliot Weinstein, today requested the trial change in a short hearing in front of Kottmyer. Prosecutor Michael Fabbri did not object.
Weinstein told the judge he needed more time to analyze DNA evidence.
“The defense counsel requested more time to obtain additional discovery and further examine the results of the scientific and forensic testing in this case,” District Attorney Leone said. “We do not object to his request for additional time. As a result, we continue to prepare and will be ready to present our case on behalf of the victims, their family, and the Commonwealth in January.”