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Another shock on Woolson Street

Residents feeling victimized again

Word of the verdicts in the notorious quadruple slaying spread through the Mattapan neighborhood where the crime happened via phone calls and text messages, over porch banisters, and from the police, stationed at nearly every block along Woolson Street.

Children just home from school approached officers and a throng of reporters asking, “What happened?’’ They saw squad cars and news trucks and thought foul play had again lay siege to their neighborhood, as it did in 2010, when a toddler and three adults were slain.

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