Mattapan trial stirs up the emotions of victims’ families
Will family outbursts move Mattapan trial jurors?
They cried out when a tiny blood-stained T-shirt was held aloft by a prosecution witness. They rushed out of the room when grisly pictures of their loved ones’s bodies were shown in court. Emotions have been on raw display over the past two weeks in Suffolk Superior Courtroom 808, as a prosecutor laid out the case against two men charged with plotting a home invasion that led to the shooting deaths of four people, including a 2-year-old boy, in Mattapan in September 2010.