Man charged with murder of 4 in Mattapan
MATTAPAN, Mass. -- The recent murders of four people including a 2-year-old boy in Mattapan is one of Boston's most shocking crimes in recent memory. The man who allegedly pulled the trigger is now in police custody and appeared before a judge on Tuesday.Dwayne Moore, 33, is accused of killing 21-year-old Eyanna Flonory, her 2-year-old son Amani Smith, her boyfriend Simba Martin, and another man, 22-year-old Levaughn Washum-Garrison.
Moore's arrest, nearly two months after the Mattapan massacre on Woolson Street, brings tears to the eyes of Inez Smith, whose grandson Amani was among those viciously killed.
"I'm happy they caught the killer. I'm very, very, very happy. I know Amani is watching down and I already talked to him last night and tell him 'they got him,'" said Smith.
Police said Moore and his alleged accomplice Kimani Washington, who arrested last month, met in prison and went to victim Simba Martin's Sutton Street apartment to rob him. Moore knew the place well, officials said, because he lived there with Martin last summer.
"The individuals were marched up the street to Woolson Street, right around the corner, where they were all shot multiple times," said Edmond Zabin, the prosecutor.
Moore, who allegedly forced some of the victims to strip, had just been released from prison, where he served time for manslaughter.
"This is a guy that I'm very happy is back in custody," said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.
The only emotion Moore showed was following his arrest, when he told police, “I can't do this. I can't go back to jail. You're going to have to kill me."
His attorney is concerned Moore won't get a fair trial.
“My client is professing his innocence and says he had nothing to do with the crime he's charged with," said John Amabile, the defense attorney.
The only thing the victim's families are concerned with is giving a voice to those who can no longer speak.
"Basically all we want for Amani and Eyanna is justice," said a relative.
Marcus Hurd, the surviving victim, is still in the hospital.
Moore, meanwhile, is being held without bail.
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