D.C. Homicide Mark Broken

Associated Press

The nation's capital set a grisly standard today when police recorded the 288th homicide of 1988, a city record for the most homicides in a single year.

The 288 deaths exceeded the previous mark of 287, set in 1969. Authorities blamed drugs for the upsurge in violence.

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