• Mattapan massacre: judge examines victim's new testimony


    BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Almost two years ago, four people, including a 2-year-old boy, were shot to death in what is now known as the Mattapan massacre.

    Marcus Hurd, the fifth victim survived the attack, and now just weeks away from the retrial of the accused killer, Dwayne Moore, Hurd is changing his testimony, telling police he can now recognize the shooter.

    Moore is trying to keep Hurd's eyewitness testimony out of the trial, but the survivor's statements were reportedly not recorded.

    Hurd was left for dead in the streets of Mattapan. He was left paralyzed as a result of a gunshot wound to the back of his head. He previously claimed he was not able to identify Moore, but during the first trial in March, he realized Moore was the shooter.

    Another suspect, Edward Washington, was put on trial for the killings, but he was later acquitted; however, the jury was out on Moore, who will be re-tried in October.

    An evidentiary hearing was held on Tuesday which allowed a judge to examine whether Hurd's identification of Moore will be allowed in the upcoming trial.

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