Saturday, 2:15 PM
Neil Entwistle's family issues statement to hometown newspaper
By Globe Staff
The parents of Neil Entwistle issued a written statement to their hometown newspaper in England, handing the message to a reporter from the Worksop Guardian.
The 145-word statement from Clifford and Yvonne Entwistle maintained their son's innocence and expressed their gratitude for the support they have received, according to a story on the paper's website.
The entire statement follows:
"We write this in the wake of the verdict of our innocent son Neil, and we are devastated by the outcome.
"We find the strength, however, as we have done for the past two and a half years to fight through this difficult time with the love and support from our family and friends back home.
"There are too many individuals for us to name personally at this time, but we express our deepest gratitude to each and everyone.
"To the people of Worksop, the United Kingdom and America who have also given us support, we thank you.
"We chose to respect America by not being dragged into pre-trial propaganda as this trial was for the courtroom only.
"Unfortunately, America did not respect us back and has not given our innocent son a fair trial.
"We send you all our love, God bless you all."
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