BOSTON (AP) — A judge has dismissed a juror in the retrial of a Boston man charged with fatally shooting four people and leaving a fifth paralyzed during a drug-related robbery.
Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke sent the juror home Monday after learning that the man had conducted online research into ballistics and shared it with other jurors in the trial of Dwayne Moore.
Moore is charged with killing three adults and a toddler in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood in September 2010. Moore’s first trial ended with a deadlocked jury; his codefendant was acquitted.
The judge appointed a new juror from a pool of alternates, with instructions for the jury to start deliberations all over again.
The jury went home for the day after deliberating for several hours without reaching a verdict. Deliberations are expected to resume Tuesday morning.