Neil Entwistle is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the murder of his American wife and their baby daughter.

The bodies of 27-year-old Rachel and nine-month-old Lillian were found on January 22, 2006 in the family’s rented home in Massachusetts. They had been shot.

Nottingham-born Entwhistle, a computer programmer, then fled to London with a one-way British Airways ticket from Boston. Police caught up with him at his parents’ home in Worksop.

In 2008, then aged 29, Entwistle was found guilty by an American jury of two counts of first degree murder. He had been heavily in debt but the motive remains a mystery.

Entwistle first met Rachel while they were both studying at the University of York. The couple married in August 2003 and soon after moved to Leigh Grove, Droitwich. Rachel worked as a school teacher in Redditch.

They later moved to Swan Drive, Droitwich, where their daughter was born on April 9, 2005. The family emigrated to Rachel’s home state of Massachusetts just four months before the murders.

Neighbours remembered them as an attractive young couple, with Entwistle proudly pushing his infant daughter’s pram along the banks of the River Salwarpe.