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Distraught family carried screaming from court after judge releases 'killers' who 'executed four including TODDLER'









These were the distraught courtroom scenes as a family collapsed after finding out men on trial for the murders of four family members - including a baby - were to be released.


Alleged shooter Edward Washington, 32, was acquitted by the jury today. A mistrial was declared against Dwayne Moore, 34, who also faced murder charges.


The pair were accused of breaking into the home of Simba Martin, 21, robbing and then shooting him execution-style in Mattapan, Boston.


Martin's girlfriend Eyanna Flonor, 21 and her two-year-old son Amanihotep Smith were also killed along with 22-year-old Levaughn Washum-Garrison who was staying at the home.



Collapse: Family members carry one woman from the Boston court after a judge announced that no one will be found guilty of their relatives' murders


Opening old wounds: Emotions ran high outside the Boston court today after two men were released after allegedly shooting four people including a baby

Some of the victims were apparently dragged into the street naked before being shot.

Miss Flonory's sister Ebony began to scream as the verdict was read out and leapt forward to attack the alleged shooters before being restrained by court staff and removed.

Several others followed and erupted in emotion in the hallway. Others in court buried their heads in their hands and wept.





Outside the courthouse, a whole group of the victims' relatives pounced on the defense lawyers who were being interviewed, calling out that justice had not been served.


There were cries of 'How can you defend a murderer?' and 'Baby killer! Baby killer!' according to Boston.com.


Frenzied: A relative of victims who were gunned down in 2010 loses control of her emotions after the alleged murderers were set free today




Restrained: One woman leapt forward and had to be pulled from the court by security staff

Delorise Flonory, mother of Eyanna Flonory added: 'I feel like I was raped.'

Ebony Flonory said the defendants 'deserve to die. They should be marched out of the courtroom and have a gun put to their head' according to Boston.com.


Another victim who was at the home during the time of the multiple shootings, Marcus Hurd, was shot in the head and is now paralyzed.

Despite testifying at trial, he was unable to identify his attackers.


Grief-stricken: Family members hold each other after they found out one man accused of murdering their relatives will be acquitted and the other declared a mistrial today





Washington was cleared of murder and related charges. The judge declared a mistrial over Moore after the jury deadlocked on charges against him, including murder.

The jury had deliberated for seven days after hearing a month of testimony about the September 2010 slayings, which prosecutors said happened during a drug robbery in the Mattapan neighborhood.

Defense lawyers challenged the credibility of the prosecution's key witness, Kimani Washington, who admitted taking part in the robbery but said he left before the shootings.



Wrong place at the wrong time: Eyanna Flonor, 21, and her two-year-old son Amanihotep Smith were at the house when gunmen broke in







Suprise attack: Shooters burst into the home of Simba Martin (left) and shot him execution style, along with Levaughn Washum-Garrison (right), reportedly in a row over drugs






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Added: Mar-23-2012 Occurred On: Mar-23-2012
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