Mattapan massacre case in hands of jury


The trial of a man accused of killing four people and severely injuring one during a botched drug deal in Mattapan has gone to the jury.

Judge Jeffrey Locke put the fate of Dwayne Moore in the hands of a jury Wednesday afternoon.

Earlier Wednesday, Moore's attorney asked for a mistrial in the case. His request was denied.

Live video from the courtroom also showed Moore's attorney disputing some of the instructions jurors would receive.

Moore is accused of herding four adults and a child into a Mattapan alley and spraying them with gunfire during a botched drug robbery.Three of the adults and the toddler died. One man, Marcus Hurd, survived but was left paralyzed.

Moore faces charges including four counts of first-degree murder, and assault in the wounding of a fifth.

A new trial began in October for Moore after Hurd reversed his original statement saying he could identify Moore as the shooter. He had initially refused to cooperate with investigators claiming he didn't want to be labeled as a snitch.

A Boston jury deadlocked on most charges against Moore in his first trial in March. Co-defendant Edward Washington was acquitted. Jurors were brought in from Worcester County for the new trial.

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