Mattapan Massacre Trial Deliberations Enter Third Day

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors are entering their third day of deliberations in the murder trial of two men accused of gunning down three adults and a toddler during a drug robbery in Boston.

Dwayne Moore and Edward Washington are accused of killing the victims on the streets of the city’s Mattapan neighborhood in September 2010 after robbing a marijuana dealer. A fifth victim was left paralyzed.

The case hinges on the credibility of the prosecution’s star witness, who admitted taking part in the robbery, but said he left before the shootings occurred.

Defense attorneys in closing statements portrayed Kimani Washington as a liar who was himself responsible for the slayings. Prosecutors say other evidence backs up his version of events.

The jury is scheduled to continue deliberations Friday.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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