Trenton now 2 murders away in 2013 from topping 2005 record for entire year

The city's 29th murder of 2013 happened Saturday. (8/12/13)

EDISON - The city of Trenton is nearing a murder record for a full calendar year.

The city's 29th murder of 2013 happened Saturday. A man was shot in the head near Grand and Elm streets in the South Ward.

Though it's only mid-August, Trenton is now two killings away from its murder record of 31 deaths for the entire year in 2005.

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Some residents blame massive police cuts, while others think Mayor Tony Mack's legal troubles play a role.

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