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Baltimore reaches 200 homicides with man's fatal stabbing

Baltimore reaches 200 homicides with man's fatal stabbing

Baltimore officially has had 200 homicide victims in 2016 after an autopsy confirmed a 42-year-old man found dead Friday just west of downtown had been fatally stabbed.

The victim, identified Monday as Franswhaun Smith, was found Friday about 7:50 a.m. in the 700 block of Murphy Lane, in the Heritage Crossing neighborhood that was formerly the site of the Murphy Homes public housing development.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said an autopsy confirmed he had been stabbed in the back.

It is the fifth consecutive year Baltimore's homicide tally has reached 200 after recording 197 in all of 2011. That was the first time the city had recorded fewer than 200...

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