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3rd suspect in Mattapan slays pleads not guilty

3rd suspect in Mattapan slays pleads not guilty

SEEKING JUSTICE: Family and friends of the victims of the Mattapan massacre wait for proceedings to begin in the arraignment of Edward Washington, who pleaded not guilty yesterday.
By Marie Szaniszlo  |   Thursday, January 20, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com  |  Local Coverage
Photo by Ted Fitzgerald

The last of three suspects to be indicted in connection with the Mattapan executions of four people, including a mother and her toddler, was ordered held without bail yesterday.

His voice barely audible, Edward Washington, 31, of Dorchester pleaded not guilty to each of four counts of murder in the Sept. 28 shooting deaths of Eyanna Flonory, 21, of Dorchester; her 2-year-old son, Amanihotep Smith; Simba Martin, 21, of Dorchester; and LeVaughn Washum-Garrison, 22, of Roslindale.

Washington also pleaded not guilty to armed assault with intent to murder and aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for the shooting of a fifth victim — 32-year-old Marcus Hurd, who was paralyzed from the shoulders down — as well as to armed home invasion, armed robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm as a Level III career criminal.

Defendant Kimani Washington and the alleged triggerman, Dwayne Moore, were each armed when Edward Washington drove them to Martin’s Sutton Street apartment to steal cash and drugs, said Assistant District Attorney Edmond Zabin.

When Hurd unexpectedly arrived, Kimani Washington ordered him and Martin to strip, Zabin said. The three defendants stole a safe, some cocaine and a large-screen television from the apartment, he said, and Kimani Washington left with the safe in Hurd’s car.

Edward Washington and Moore then marched all five victims up to Woolson Street, where Moore allegedly shot them, Zabin said.

Moore was ordered held without bail last week. Kimani Washington was held on $500,000 bail Tuesday.

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