Mattapan Murders

Some Mattapan Residents At Odds With Negative Media Coverage

October 13, 2010
In his euology for Eyanna Flonory and her son, Amani Smith, Bishop John Borders challenged the media to cover the good, not just the bad, in Mattapan. (Pool photo by Ted Fitzgerald via AP)

The mass murder two weeks ago has put a spotlight on Mattapan that many residents are not happy about. No one is saying the media shouldn’t have covered the murders in Mattapan — the problem for many people was how it was covered and how reporters write about Mattapan the rest of the year.

Man Charged In Boston Shootings Due In Court

October 13, 2010

Kimani Washington was arrested on Oct. 1 in Manchester, N.H., three days after five people were shot in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood.

Fourth Victim In Mattapan Murders Laid To Rest

October 11, 2010
Mourners gathered outside Jubilee Baptist Church in Mattapan on Monday after the funeral for Lavaughn Washum-Garrison. (Andrew Phelps/WBUR)

The fourth victim of Boston’s recent mass murder was laid to rest Monday in Mattapan. Levaughn Washum-Garrison, 22, leaves behind a baby daughter.

Buried Together, Mother And Son’s Killing Is A Wake-Up Call

October 07, 2010
Mourners hug outside the Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan Wednesday following a funeral service for Eyanna Flonory and her son 2-year old son Amani Smith. (AP)

In a city that’s seen its share of murders, these killings stand out because they broke the rule, people say. Women and children aren’t supposed to die in drug or gang disputes. The open casket at this funeral forced everyone here to confront the reality of these shootings.

Vowing An End To Violence, Mattapan Mourns Mother And Son

October 06, 2010
In his euology for Eyanna Flonory and her son, Amani Smith, Bishop John Borders challenged the media to cover the good, not just the bad, in Mattapan. (Pool photo by Ted Fitzgerald via AP)

As the congregation mourned for 21-year-old Eyanna Flonory and her 2-year-old son, Amani Smith — victims of last week’s quadruple-homicide in Mattapan — the bishop at Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan vowed a prayer campaign to end the reign of violence.

Two Victims Of Boston Slaying Laid To Rest

October 06, 2010

A young mother and her young son killed in a shooting in Boston are being laid to rest. The funeral for 21-year-old Eyanna Flonory and 2-year-old Amani Smith is scheduled to take place at Morning Star Baptist Church on Wednesday morning.

Moment Of Silence Set For Boston Shooting Victims

October 05, 2010

Community leaders and anti-violence groups are calling for a moment of silence in memory of four people who were killed last week in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood, including a 2-year-old boy and his mother.

Boston Shooting Suspect To Return From NH

October 04, 2010

A Boston man wanted for questioning in the shooting deaths of four people isn’t going to fight extradition from New Hampshire, where he was arrested last week.

Man Tied To Fatal Shootings To Appear In NH Court

October 02, 2010
Kiamani Washington, 35, is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property, including the vehicle police said was used in connection with the murders. (Courtesy of the Manchester, N.H., Police Department)

A Boston man was arrested in New Hampshire on weapons charges in connection with the fatal shooting of four people, including a toddler, in the city’s Mattapan neighborhood earlier in the week, authorities said Saturday.

Four Candidates For Governor, Four Approaches To Combating Crime

October 01, 2010

A few days after the violent crime that terrorized Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood this week, the four candidates for governor discussed how they would combat crime.

Officials: Guns, SUV Connected To Mattapan Slayings Found

September 30, 2010

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino says police have recovered guns and an SUV that may be connected to the early Tuesday Mattapan shooting that left four people dead, including a toddler.

Menino, City Officials Visit Mattapan After Murders

September 30, 2010
A police officer walks up Woolson Street in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston, near a house where five people were shot, including a toddler, on Sept. 28. (AP)

In the neighborhood where the Mattapan murders happened, city officials, including Mayor Thomas M. Menino, visited residents Wednesday to reassure them.

Relatives Of Boston Shooting Victims Seek Answers

September 30, 2010

Police were awaiting a search warrant for a home on Sutton Street in the city’s Mattapan neighborhood, Boston Police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said.

Boston Police To Search Home Near Murders

September 29, 2010

Boston police are preparing to search a home near where four people – including a 2-year-old boy – were fatally shot and a fifth person was left critically wounded.

Boston Police Continue Hunt For Shooters

September 29, 2010

Boston police, city officials, and members of the clergy have been walking through the neighborhood where the shooting took place, asking residents to come forward with any information that could lead to arrests.

Mattapan Community Holds Vigil For Murder Victims

September 29, 2010

About 50 neighborhood residents and community leaders gathered for a vigil in Mattapan on Tuesday night, including Gov. Deval Patrick. Meanwhile, Boston police continue to search for the person or people responsible for the shootings of four people, which left four dead and one in critical condition.

Mattapan Community ‘Traumatized’ After Murders

September 29, 2010

Residents of Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood gathered at the site of the quadruple murders to hold a rally on Tuesday night. Among the marchers was Rev. Eugene Rivers, who joined WBUR on Wednesday to speak about the murders and their impact on the neighborhood.

Woolson Street, In Anguish, Wonders Whether More Police Would Help

September 29, 2010
A Boston police officer speaks to a neighbor on Sept. 28, near the scene of an early morning shooting in which five people including a toddler were shot in Mattapan. (AP)

Woolson Street is one block away from the bustle of Morton Street. It’s a neighborhood of triple deckers in vinyl siding or in need of paint. And early Tuesday morning it was the scene of a crime that left four people, including a toddler, dead.

News Conference On Mattapan Shooting

September 28, 2010

Boston police say four people, including a toddler, have been killed and a fifth person injured in an early morning shooting. NECN covers the live news conference on the Mattapan shooting.

Four Dead, One Hurt In Boston Shooting

September 28, 2010
A man comforts a grieving woman near the scene of a shooting in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston on Tuesday

Boston police say four people, including a toddler, have been killed and a fifth person injured in an early morning shooting.

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