DORCHESTER MASSACRE-4 Killed in Basement Studio for Ak47/etc
Pal unravels alleged killer’s tale about night of rap murders
By Marie Szaniszlo
Friday, June 6, 2008 - Added 18h ago
A woman who used to live at the Dorchester apartment Calvin Carnes Jr. claimed he was at the night his four friends were shot to death shattered his alibi yesterday by testifying he never visited her apartment the night of the Bourneside massacre.
Katrina Hall, 26, told jurors she spent the night of Dec. 13, 2005, at home watching television and learned of the murders on the news.
“Had you had anybody visiting your house that night?” First Assistant District Attorney Josh Wall asked.
“No,” Hall answered.
It was one of a series of blows to Carnes’ defense yesterday in his trial on four counts of first-degree murder in connection with the slayings of Edwin Duncan, 21; Christopher Vieira, 19; Jason Bachiller, 20; and Jihad Chankhour, 22, in the basement of Duncan’s Bourneside Street home.
Hall testified that on another night in December 2005, Carnes did visit her and tried to hide a gun beneath her mattress.
“I said, ‘What are you doing here? I’m hearing all these stories about you and guns and murders,’ ” she testified.
Carnes told her that an acquaintance “had a lot of men at her house” and he was carrying the gun only for protection.
Later, she said, after they had been drinking and smoking marijuana, he told her he had for sale an AK-47 and other guns that prosecutors allege were stolen from the murder scene.
His friend Robert Turner turned to him and said, “What are you doing? Shut up!’ ” Hall testified.
Turner, 21, pleaded guilty in April to accessory after the fact to the murders and to unlawfully carrying a firearm by helping to transport the murder weapon. After his arrest in May 2006, Turner allegedly placed himself at the murder scene and directly implicated Carnes in the killings.
Under cross-examination yesterday, Carnes admitted he had lied to police several times, going so far as to concoct elaborately detailed stories under interrogation.
Carnes maintained he lied only because he was afraid police and his father would find out he had been selling drugs.
Had he known he was a suspect in the slayings, he said, he would have realized the consequences of a murder charge far outweighed those of any drug charge and would have told the truth.
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