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Jury in Mattapan massacre case will resume deliberations Friday

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The six-woman, six-man jury in the Mattapan massacre trial will continue deliberations Friday. Jurors told Judge Jeffrey Locke at 3:45 p.m. Thursday that they had not yet reached a verdict. They deliberated for two hours Wednesday and seven hours Thursday. Dwayne Moore, 35, is on trial for the second time on four counts of first-degree murder and other charges stemming from the Sept. 28, 2010, shootings on Woolson Street in Mattapan. Moore is accused of killing Simba Martin, 21; Martin’s girlfriend, Eyanna Flonory, 21; her 2-year-old son, Amanihotep Smith; and Levaughn Washum-Garrison, 22, Martin’s friend, who slept on a couch at Martin’s Sutton Street house that night. A fifth man, Marcus Hurd, was shot in the head but survived.

Jurors in the trial, which has been running for five weeks, were chosen from Worcester County residents. That came at the request of defense lawyers, who feared that Moore could not be tried fairly by jurors drawn from the Boston area. The horrific slayings shocked residents and made headlines in the city. The first trial ended in March, after jurors acquitted codefendant Edward Washington, but were deadlocked on the charges against Moore, resulting in a mistrial.

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