Family deaths Briton agrees to return to US

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The Independent Online

A British man arrested over the murder of his American wife and baby daughter today agreed to be sent to the United States to face the allegations.

Neil Entwistle, 27, who was arrested in London yesterday, is accused of shooting his wife, Rachel, in the head before turning the handgun on nine-month-old Lillian at their home in Massachusetts three weeks ago.

At Bow Street Magistrates' Court in central London today, Entwistle's lawyer said his client wished to be returned to the US "as soon as possible".

District judge Anthony Evans said Entwistle had to sign a form to waive his right to extradition proceedings.

He said: "You are agreeing to be sent immediately to the US and there will be no extradition proceedings."

Entwistle nodded and replied: "That's right, yes."