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Jury Convicts Dwayne Moore In Mattapan Massacre

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BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A Boston man has been convicted of killing four people — including a 2-year-old boy — during a drug-related robbery in 2010.

Dwayne Moore was convicted Monday during his second trial. Moore’s first trial ended with a hung jury, and a second suspect was acquitted.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Lana Jones reports


The 35-year-old Moore was found guilty of four counts of first-degree murder for the fatal shootings. He was also convicted of home invasion and armed robbery, but was acquitted of three other charges.

A fifth victim survived the shooting, but was paralyzed and is now in a wheelchair.

Moore’s defense lawyer attacked the star witness in the case, Kimani Washington, describing him as a “snake oil salesman” who himself committed the crimes. Washington admitted participating in the robbery, but said he left before the shootings in the Mattapan section of Boston.

Boston Mayor Tom Menino released the following statement:

“While nothing can undo the horrific violence that occurred in Mattapan in 2010, it is my hope that today’s ruling will give some comfort to the families of these victims, their friends and our neighbors that justice has been served. I commend the jury and the office of Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley for their hard work. The fact remains, however, that from Mattapan to Newtown, gun violence is a cancer infecting our society. As mayor, I have seen too many lives ended and forever altered, and we should not have to endure one more senseless tragedy before we have a national policy on guns that takes away the loopholes in the laws and removes automatic weapons from our neighborhoods.”

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