Lawyers for Neil Entwistle had sought a re-trial, arguing evidence obtained during the warrantless searches of the family home in Massachusetts while police were looking for his wife and daughter should have been dismissed at the trial.
But Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the state's highest court, today upheld the conviction.
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Police have launched a murder investigation after a 17-year-old boy who was stabbed in Bulwell died from his injuries.
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