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Murders shock Newark, NJ. News Team

A group of Hispanic males shot four black college students in the head execution style over the weekend in Newark. Three died and one is in stable condition. There were also two other murders in Newark over the same weekend.

Newark, which has 280,000 people, has one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation and has seen 60 murders so far for 2007. A murder rate over 7 times the national average. Newark is approximately 58% black, 30% Hispanic, 11% white, and 1% Asian.

The weekend slaughter prompted residents to stage a protest march against Newark’s mayor today. The mayor called the victims, the “Pride of Newark.” The victims were all enrolled at a nearby black college.

Read Article from New York Daily News.