Sole survivor of 2010 Mattapan shooting testifies
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The sole survivor of a deadly 2010 shooting in Mattapan took the stand in court on Wednesday.
Marcus Hurd, who is now in a wheelchair, calmly described the details of that deadly September night. The 33-year-old testified about the shooting, which claimed the life of four people, including a 2-year-old boy and his mother. Hurd was shot and left paralyzed, virtually from the shoulders down.
Edward Washington and Dwayne Moore are accused of the murders following an alleged drug robbery. Hurd told jurors he went to the home of the robbery to buy marijuana, but was confronted by three gunmen. He was robbed, ordered to strip -- along with other male victims -- and then marched out into the street. That’s where he and the four other victims were shot, according to his testimony.
“The gunmen ordered me in the bushes -- lay in the bushes,” said Hurd. “I did as he requested…[Then] he shot me in the back of the head…[After I was shot] I didn’t see nothing but the bushes, but I heard multiple gunshots.”
Hurd says that one of the three gunmen, Kimani Washington, who was also the prosecution’s star witness, participated in the robbery, but he didn’t see him at the shootings. Hurd said he cannot identify the other two gunmen because they were wearing hooded sweatshirts and ski masks.
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