Post Office Murders

Killings by mail workers in two states revive a decade-long nightmare

FOR A YEAR, THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE SEEMED TO have left behind its most disturbing problem: a decade-long string of killings (31 in all) by employees. The respite ended Thursday. In Dearborn, Michigan, Larry Jasion, upset at losing a promotion to a woman, killed one co-worker and wounded two others before killing himself. Later that day in Dana Point, California, Mark Richard Hilbun returned to the post office from which he had been fired and killed a letter carrier and wounded a clerk. He was arrested at a bar, about 20 miles north, early Saturday morning. Police said Hilbun is suspected...

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