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Jury selection in Mattapan murder trial completed

A jury of 16 has been chosen in the Suffolk Superior Court trial of two men accused of murder in the killing of four people, including a boy, 2, in Mattapan in 2010.

Jury selection ended yesterday afternoon with a panel of 12 jurors and four alternates.

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The trial could last four weeks, Superior Court Judge Christine McEvoy has said.

The jury will be taken this morning to the scene of the quadruple killings on Woolson Street, where the fatal shootings occurred Sept. 28.

Edward Washington, 32, and Dwayne Moore, 34, are being tried jointly in the killings and have been charged with first-degree murder. They have pleaded not guilty. They are accused of going to the Sutton Street home of Simba Martin, 21, Moore’s former housemate, to steal cash and drugs. Prosecutors said the two suspects allegedly shot everyone who was in Moore’s house at the time. The two men are accused of killing Martin; his girlfriend, Eyanna Flonory, 21; her son, Amanihotep Smith, 2; and Levaughn Washum-Garrison, 22.

A fifth man, Marcus Hurd, 32, was shot in the back of the head and survived. Hurd, who is now a quadriplegic, is expected to take the stand during the trial.

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