A Suffolk Superior Court jury this afternoon was unable to reach verdicts on the murder charges against the alleged triggerman in the Mattapan massacre case and acquitted the man who was accused of being the killerís getaway driver.
The jury pondering one of the most horrific crimes in recent Boston history was unable to reach verdicts on four counts of first-degree murder and five other counts against Dwayne Moore in the September 2010 slaying of four people, including a 2-year-old boy. The jury acquitted Moore of one count of cocaine trafficking.
After seven days of deliberations, the jury acquitted Edward Washington of four counts of first-degree murder and five other charges.
The courtroom briefly erupted into chaos as the clerk read the juryís verdicts on the nine charges against Washington and some people swore out loud before being pushed out of the courtroom by court officers...
Someone killed that baby and those other people...the family of the victims was pissed off--they let people know it at the verdict, too.
2. It was an incredibly contentious trial. The families are devastated.
The guy who was acquitted (his mother was the only happy person in the courthouse, save the guy, of course) was the getaway driver; the other guy was the alleged shooter. He gets a mistrial. The prosecutor does intend to go again with this.