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Jurors In Mattapan Massacre Trial Agree To Return Thursday

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Dwayne Moore (left) and Edward Washington.

Dwayne Moore (left) and Edward Washington.

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BOSTON (AP) — A Boston jury deadlocked on the case of two men accused of gunning down three adults and a toddler during a drug robbery has voted to return for a seventh day.

Jurors first told the judge on Monday they were deadlocked 11-1 on nine of 10 charges in the case. On Wednesday afternoon, she asked them to vote whether to continue since she couldn’t order them again to keep deliberating. The jurors said they all agreed to return Thursday.

Dwayne Moore and Edward Washington face murder and other charges for the September 2010 shootings in the city’s Mattapan neighborhood. One victim survived and is paralyzed.

During the nearly month-long trial, defense lawyers challenged the credibility of the prosecution’s key witness, who admitted taking part in the robbery, but said he left before the shootings.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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