BOSTON (CBS/AP) Boston man Dwayne Moore, who's charged with murder and other counts for the September shooting deaths of four people including a 2-year-old boy and his mother, was ordered held without bail during his arraignment Tuesday.
Relatives of the victims packed a Dorchester District courtroom where not guilty pleas were entered for the 33-year-old suspect, who hid behind a plexiglass partition with the door cracked so he could hear the charges.
Moore was arrested Monday and faces four counts of murder, one count of armed assault with intent to murder and other charges in connection with the Sept. 28 attack.
According to authorities, Moore shot and killed 2-year-old Amani Smith; his mother, 21-year-old Eyanna Flonory; her boyfriend, 21-year-old Simba Martin; and 22-year-old Levaughn Washum-Garrison. The fifth victim, 32-year-old Marcus Hurd, was critically wounded and has been in the hospital since the shooting.
Prosecutor Edmond Zabin said Moore used to live with Martin and knew that he kept drugs and money in a home in the city's Mattapan neighborhood. Zabin claimed Moore and his former cellmate, 35-year-old Kimani Washington, robbed the home and later "marched the victims up a street where they were shot multiple times."
Moore's court-appointed lawyer said his client "vehemently denies" the allegations.
Moore was released from prison back in April after serving 14 years for manslaughter, according to authorities. Zabin said Washington, who was taken into custody last month, possessed one of the murder weapons and admitted to driving the car of one of the victims.
Washington faces several charges, including unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He has not been charged with the murders and his lawyer claimed he "unequivocally denies" hurting anyone.
Eyanna Flonory's sister, Ebony, told authorities that she spoke to her sister about an hour before she was shot to death and heard her toddler, Amani, say his name to her for the first time.