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Neighbor Testifies In Mattapan Murders Trial

BOSTON — In Suffolk Superior Court on Friday, a neighbor offered his description of the scene of the quadruple murder in Mattapan a year and a half ago.

James Jones says he was sleeping in his bedroom that September 2010 night when the sound of gunfire woke him up. He testified that that upon looking out his window to the street below, he saw a man shoot a victim in the head.

“As he get closer to that male that was laying in the street naked, he just crouched and fired — bang,” Jones said. “I can’t remember how many shots there were, but he fired that gun.”

Jones is one of the final prosecution witnesses in the first-degree murder trial of defendants Dwayne Moore and Edward Washington, who have both pleaded not guilty to the shooting deaths of three adults and a toddler.

Lawyers for Washington and Moore claim their clients have been mistaken for the actual killers.

Jurors also reviewed autopsy photos and reports Friday. The judge told jurors they could begin deciding their verdict Monday.

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