Mattapan quadruple slaying jury gets back to work
BOSTON (AP) -- A Superior Court judge has ordered jurors weighing the case of two men accused of gunning down three adults and a toddler during a drug robbery in Boston to resume deliberations even though the panel has reported it is deadlocked on nine of the 10 charges.
The judge on Wednesday told the jury to resume deliberating for a sixth day after a lengthy sidebar involving prosecutors and defense lawyers.
The judge also sealed a note received from jurors Wednesday saying it pertained to "private thoughts."
The jury said Monday it agreed on 10 counts, with one juror opposing the majority on the remaining charges.
Dwayne Moore and Edward Washington face murder and other charges for the September 2010 shootings in the city's Mattapan neighborhood.
Defense lawyers have challenged the credibility of the prosecution's key witness.
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