Retrial Date Set For Mattapan Murders Defendant

A Suffolk Superior Court judge has set Oct. 11 as the new trial date for the man accused of a quadruple murder in Mattapan in 2010.

Two men were accused in the murders of four people, including a toddler. But last week a jury found one, Edward Washington, not guilty and was deadlocked on the charges against Dwayne Moore. The murder case against Moore will go back to a jury in October.

Moore’s lawyer, John Amabile, says he’s not surprised a new trial was set so soon.

“I’m sure the DA’s office is anxious to get the case back into court and to attempt to attain a conviction,” Amabile said.

The same prosecution team will be retrying the case.

Following last week’s verdicts, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said, “[W]e expect in the trial, in the second trial that will be held in the next few months, that we will hold [Moore] accountable for these heinous crimes. We always believed the evidence suggested firmly and strongly that Dwayne Moore was the executioner here.”