(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - It is an explosive decision in the retrial of the Mattapan massacre as a judge is now allowing the critical testimony of the lone survivor who says he can identify the triggerman from that deadly night.
According to The Boston Globe, a Suffolk Superior Court judge ruled late Monday that Marcus Hurd can testify as one of the suspects in the shooting.
Hurd was shot in the head and left a quadriplegic. He testified in the first trial and said he could not identify the shooters, but that testimony has since changed.
Hurd says the defendant, Dwayne Moore, was indeed the shooter and says he knew this months before the trial, but was afraid of being labeled a "snitch."
Four others were killed in the September 2010 drug-related shooting, including a 2-year-old.
A jury could not reach a verdict on Moore the first time around and acquitted another suspect, Edward Washington.
New jury selection for the retrial begins Tuesday in Worcester Superior Court.
Jurors that are selected there will be bused into Boston each day for the trial, which could begin as early as Thursday.