Mattapan slaying jury to deliberate for 7th day
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The jury in the Mattapan quadruple murder trial decided unanimously to continue deliberations for a seventh day.
Dwayne Moore and Edward Washington each face four counts of murder and other charges for the September 2010 shootings in Mattapan after allegedly gunning down three adults and a toddler during a robbery.
On Monday jurors agreed on 10 of the 19 counts with one juror opposing the majority on the remaining charges. A Superior Court judge ordered jurors to resume deliberations even though the 12-member jury said it was deadlocked on nine of the charges.
By law the judge, set to declare a partial mistrial, let the jury decide one final time if they would like to continue their deliberations on Wednesday.
If the judge received a second deadlock note the jury would not be sent out to continue deliberations without their consent. After about 30 minutes, the jury decided to continue deliberations on Thursday, for a seventh day.
Jurors will return to court at 9 a.m. on Thursday.
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