Mattapan Massacre Survivor: “He Shot Me In The Back Of The Head”
BOSTON (CBS) – The lone survivor of a shooting that killed four people in Mattapan in 2010 testified Wednesday at the trial of the two men accused of the crimes.
Prosecutors say Dwayne Moore and Ed Washington robbed the victims of drugs and money at gunpoint, marched them outside, and executed Ayana Flonory, her 2-year-old son Amani Smith, Levaughn Washum-Garrison and Simba Martin.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports.
Marcus Hurd survived, but sustained a gunshot wound to the back of his head. The 33-year-old is now paralyzed below the shoulders.
Hurd testified that he went to Martin’s house to buy marijuana. After the two went outside to further discuss in his SUV, Hurd said that a heavy-set, bald man walking by pulled a gun on them. Hurd was likely describing Kimani Washington, the prosecution’s key witness who cut a deal with prosecutors to testify against the two defendants.
That heavy-set, bald man was allegedly joined by two masked gunmen, who ordered Hurd and Martin to get out of the car and take off their clothes.
According to Hurd’s testimony, they were then ordered into the 2nd floor apartment. The victims were then joined by Flonory and her son.
Hurd said he heard one gunmen tell Flonory that she would be OK, and then the victims were ordered outside. He said he believes one of the gunmen had a machine gun.
Hurd then testified that he was shot and heard multiple gunshots.
“The gunmen ordered me into the bushes,” said Hurd. “He shot me in the back of the head.”
Afterward, he said he heard a car engine running and doors shutting.
Hurd said he did not see the heavy-set, bald man right before the shooting.
Defense attorneys then cross-examined Hurd, questioning what he told police the night of the murders and in the days that followed. Hurd said he did not remember much from the period following the shooting, admitting to some “delusion” regarding some conflicting statements he made to police.
Hurd was completed his testimony in the afternoon.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic contributed to this report. Follow him on Twitter at @MarkKWBZ.