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Jury is told of teenager hogtied, left to die in 1969

Prosecutors open first of three trials

WOBURN — From the front row of the courtroom, William ­McCabe winced as the judge read the charges against one of his son’s accused killers and told how 15-year-old John McCabe was bound and gagged and left to die in a ­vacant lot.

Half a lifetime had passed since his son’s killing in 1969. But as he listened to the judge, McCabe shook his head again and again.

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