detective told a U.S. court that a laptop computer taken from the home of a British man accused of killing his wife and nine-month-old daughter was used to search online on "how to kill with a knife."
Medford Police Detective Lawrence James, a computer expert, said the Google search was done on January 16, 2006, four days before Neil Entwistle's 27-year-old wife, Rachel, and their daughter, Lillian Rose, in their rented home in Hopkinton, Massachusetts were shot to death. Entwistle, who denies the killings, told coppers he returned home from shopping to find the victims dead in a bed in the master bedroom.
Prosecutors claim he researched methods of murder and suicide in the days before he fatally shot them. British coppers said that Entwistle allegedly looked for local escort services, using search terms that included "half-priced escorts" and joined a Web group called Adult Friend Finder, where he exchanged e-mails with women saying he was looking for a "discreet" sexual relationship.
He fled to England after the murders.