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Suspect tied to Mattapan murders won’t fight return

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Kimani Washington (WBZ-TV)

Kimani Washington (WBZ-TV)

The Dorchester man wanted for questioning in the Mattapan murders won’t fight a return to Boston.

35-year-old Kimani Washington waived extradition at his arraignment in Manchester, New Hampshire Monday. He was arrested Friday on a fugitive from justice charge.

But it could be Oct. 12 before Washington is returned to Massachusetts. Authorities say they need the time to make security arrangements for the transfer.

According to court documents in New Hampshire, Boston police traced Washington to a Manchester apartment where a 31-year-old woman lived.

He is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and receiving a stolen motor vehicle, but he has not been charged with murder.

Police questioned Washington shortly after five people, including a toddler, were found shot last week on Woolson Street. Four of the victims died and the fifth remains in critical condition.

It was one of Boston’s deadliest shootings in years. Investigators believe it was a drug deal gone bad.

Police got a warrant to search a house where Washington had been living, then issued an arrest warrant for him after they found marijuana and two guns.

Boston police say they’re awaiting ballistic test results to see if the guns are connected to the killings.

Washington was imprisoned in South Carolina from August 2004 to February 2008 for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.

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