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5 murders in 5 days: 57-year-old stabbed to death in Newark

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say that a 57-year-old man was stabbed to death on a Newark street Saturday morning.

The Newark Star-Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/1p2XIZG) that Larry Alston is the fifth murder victim in five days in the state’s largest city. The rash of violence comes after more than two weeks without a murder.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says that Alston was attacked on Lehigh Avenue, a block away from where a 26-year-old man was killed Friday morning.

Spokeswoman Kathy Carter says that Alston got into a confrontation around 1 a.m. Saturday with one or more suspects. He was pronounced dead at 1:45 a.m.

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