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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Cloudy with outbreaks of rain throughout tonight. Rain to turn more showery during the early hours of the morning. A mild night for most.