After that, there was a parade of witnesses. At one point, Margaret Cafano of Norwell, Mass., a long-time co-worker and friend of Priscilla Matterazzo's, choked up and refused to look at the defendant when asked to do so by Michael Fabbri. Eventually, and reluctantly, she glanced at him long enough to identify him for the court.
The co-workers are key because Entwistle allegedly told investigators that on the day of the murders he was distraught after finding the bodies and drove down to Carver to find his in-laws. He then tried to drive to Priscilla Matterazzo's office but claimed he couldn't find his way there. The prosecutors attempted to show that Entwistle had, in fact, been to the office many times.
The gun used to kill Rachel and Lillian Entwistle was a .22. Prosecutors allege that the gun was owned by Joe Matterazzo, Rachel's stepfather. In his opening statement, Michael Fabbri said that DNA belonging to Neil Entwistle had been found on the ammo can and gun lock of a gun in Matterazzo's collection. And Rachel Entwistle's DNA was "in and on" the muzzle.
Prosecutors believe Entwistle stole the gun at some point from his in-laws home and then returned it before fleeing the country. In court, prosecution witnesses testified that Entwistle had often gone shooting at a local gun club and knew how to shoot a .22. But defense attorney Page countered that the keys to Joseph Matterazzo's gun collection were easily accessible to anyone in the house.
The trial is expected to last three more weeks.