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Man accused of outburst at Mattapan trial tells his story

He says actions in court were ‘taken out of context’

Dennis L. Jones says his sudden outburst in Suffolk Superior Court last week, calling a key prosecution witness a “rat’’ and a “snitch’’ during the Mattapan quadruple murder trial, has been “taken out of context’’ by prosecutors.

“Those are some of the names he is known by,’’ Jones said yesterday while awaiting arraignment in Boston Municipal Court on charges of witness intimidation and disrupting a courtroom. “He was testifying about all his aliases, and I just added those names to his list.’’

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