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Jurors Reach Partial Verdict In Mattapan Massacre Trial

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Dwayne Moore (left) and Edward Washington.

Dwayne Moore (left) and Edward Washington.

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BOSTON (CBS/AP) – The jury weighing the case of two men accused of gunning down three adults and a toddler during a 2010 drug robbery in Mattapan has reached a partial verdict.

Jurors have agreed on verdicts in 10 indictments, but are deadlocked on the remaining nine indictments.

Judge Christine McEvoy then sealed the 10 indictments on which there were verdicts and will further instruct the jury Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. about the remaining indictments.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

Dwayne Moore and Edward Washington each face four counts of first-degree murder.

The victims were found on the streets of the city’s Mattapan neighborhood in September 2010. A fifth victim was left paralyzed.

The case hinges on the credibility of the prosecution’s key 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.

Kimani Washington is Edward Washington’s cousin.

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