Closing arguments given in Mattapan murder trial
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The prosecution and defense made their closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of two men who are accused of gunning down a toddler and three adults during a drug robbery in Mattapan in September 2010.
Edward Washington and Dwayne Moore are each facing four counts of murder in connection with a drug deal gone badly. They are also facing attempted murder for shooting and paralyzing a fifth man.
The defense argued that it’s the prosecution’s star witness, Kimani Washington, who is to blame for the horrific murder of four people and leaving a fifth victim paralyzed.
“It’s been a sympathy ploy from start to finish from the opening statements up until last Friday when over 30 autopsy photos were displayed up on the TV screen,” said the defense.
“Kimani Washington had two goals. One was to get himself in the scene where the women and child were killed and he succeeded in that, he got the plea. The other was to attribute it to someone else, what his acts were and he’s chosen Eddie,” said the defense.
“Do what the evidence tells you to do. In behalf of the commonwealth, we ask that you find Dwayne Moore and Edward Washington guilty of these terrible crimes,” said the prosecution.
The jury is expected to begin deliberations on Wednesday.
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