Mattapan massacre survivor testifies at trial

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March 7, 2012, 1:01 pm

(NECN: Scot Yount, Boston) - "One looked like he was carrying a Mac Machine gun," said 33-year-old Marcus Hurd, strapped to his wheelchair, the only surviving shooting victim of what has been called the Mattapan Massacre.
Hurd is testifying against 33-year-old Dwayne Moore and 32-year-old Edward Washington.  Both are accused of a brutal robbery and shooting that left Hurd a quadriplegic and four people dead, including a two-year-old boy.

"All I can recall is them telling the girl that she was going to be ok," testified Hurd.
He said he was at the scene of the robbery and shooting because he was meeting with another one of the victims to buy marijuana.
Hurd testified he was ordered to strip and taken into the house and told to stand in the corner while the gunman ransacked the house.
He then testified he was marched outside along with others by two of the three gunmen.

"The gunman ordered me to lay in the bushes. I did as he requested. He shot me in the back of the head. The taller gunman, the one with the machine gun," testified Hurd.
He told Moore's defense attorney he couldn't identify the men who shot him because they wore ski masks and hoodies.

"I wasn't really trying to get a description of what they looked like, I was more worried about getting to the hospital. I was shot in the head."
Also under cross examination, Hurd testified he understood the code of the street and knew buying marijuana at 1 a.m. in Mattapan was dangerous business, as would have been trying to overpower the gunman.

"Why not take the chance, I mean it's a robbery but anything can happen," testified Hurd, "as you've seen I ended up shot in the head, like you don't know exactly what's gonna happen."

Tags: Scot Yount, victim, Mattapan shootings, Marcus Hurd, Dwayne Moore, Edward Washington, Mattapan massacre, quadriplegic, testified
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