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Mattapan killings juror sent home; work starts anew

In violation, man researched ballistics

A man was dismissed from the Mattapan massacre jury Monday after other jurors told court officials that he revealed to them that he had researched ballistics information over the Internet, a violation of court rules that forced deliberations to start over.

“It appears that one juror took it upon himself to learn something about an issue in the case,” Judge ­Jeffrey Locke said at the start of the day in Suffolk Superior Court.

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