Knockout King: Kids call it a game. Academics call it a bogus trend. Cops call it murder.

"The police chief has told us he is trying to improve the safety environment of the community, and that is the first step to healing," says Nhon Dang, president of the Vietnamese Center for Community Activities, located just outside Dutchtown in Tower Grove South.

That healing process will not include one former resident. Yen Nguyen has quit her job as a seamstress and moved in with her daughter in south county. At her husband's funeral, she expressed forgiveness toward the man who murdered him. "I just hope we have a peaceful life from now on," she says.

In the months that preceded the attack on the Nguyens, Elex Murphy (at Valley Springs Youth Ranch) had reinvented himself with falsehoods, telling acquaintances that his mother was dead, that he was from Atlanta and that he attended Washington University.
In the months that preceded the attack on the Nguyens, Elex Murphy (at Valley Springs Youth Ranch) had reinvented himself with falsehoods, telling acquaintances that his mother was dead, that he was from Atlanta and that he attended Washington University.

"We should gather together to understand each other more," adds Kenny Nguyen. "And I hope police can work harder so no more people can get hurt from this sick game."

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