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Jurors remain without verdict in Mattapan killings

Mattapan trial

Wendy Maeda / Globe Staff

Attorney John Amabile conferred with his client, defendant Dwayne Moore, last week. Moore is accused of shooting four people to death in 2010, including a 2-year-old boy.

Jurors in the Mattapan massacre trial in Suffolk Superior Court are getting some legal instructions today from the judge as they continue to decide whether prosecutors have proven that Dwayne Moore murdered four people in 2010.

On Tuesday afternoon, the jurors sent Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke three questions asking for his clarification of a legal issue and the charges against Moore, who is on trial for the second time in the killings. Locke later revealed what the questions were from the bench.

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Locke was speaking about the questions to the panel this morning in the Boston courtroom.

Moore has pleaded not guilty to all charges, and ­defense lawyer John Amabile has told jurors that his client was wrongly accused. The jury in his first trial acquitted Moore’s codefendant, Edward Washington, but could not reach a unanimous verdict on the charges against Moore.

Moore is accused of killing 21-year-old Simba Martin; ­Martin’s girlfriend, Eyanna Flonory, 21; her 2-year-old son, Amanihotep Smith; and ­Levaughn Washum-Garrison, 22, Martin’s friend, who had slept on a couch at Martin’s ­Sutton Street house on Sept. 28, 2010. A fifth man, Marcus Hurd, was shot in the head but survived.

Brian Ballou can be reached at Bballou@globecom. Follow him on Twitter at @GlobeBallou
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