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2/10/06-London, England

Entwistle To Return To U.S.

Neil Entwistle, who was arrested in London yesterday, will not contest extradition and wishes to return to the United States at the "earliest opportunity," his lawyer Judith Seddon said at Bow Street Magistrates Court in London.

Reading a statement, she said: "He has consented at the earliest opportunity, because he wants to cooperate with the authorities in any way that he can, and he's anxious that a delay may cause his late wife's family, and his own, additional distress, something he wishes to avoid."

Entwistle is accused of fatally shooting his wife Rachel Entwistle  and 9-month-old daughter last month. Prosecutors believe Entwistle took the gun from his father-in-law's home, then secretly returned it after the slayings. Authorities allege Entwistle shot his wife in the head and his daughter in the abdomen as they lay together in bed. The next day, Entwistle flew to London and stayed with his family central England, authorities said.

Entwistle had met Rachel Souza, an American, in 1999 at the University of York in England, where she was spending a year abroad. They were married in 2003 and later moved to the United States.

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