Courtroom outburst as not guilty verdicts read in Mattapan

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March 22, 2012, 2:38 pm

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston jury has acquitted one man who was accused of gunning down three adults and a toddler during a drug robbery and deadlocked on murder charges against another.
On Thursday, Edward Washington was cleared of all charges against him, including four charges of murder.
Dwayne Moore was cleared of a drug charge, but the judge declared a mistrial after the jury deadlocked on the other charges against him, including murder.
After the verdicts were read against Washington, at least two people were removed after a courtroom outburst.
Moore and Washington were on trial for the September 2010 shootings in the city's Mattapan neighborhood. One victim survived and is paralyzed.
Defense lawyers challenged the credibility of the prosecution's key witness, who admitted taking part in the robbery, but said he left before the shootings.

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