Last month, Elex Murphy, the so-called "knockout king" accused of beating a 72-year-old stranger to death in Dutchtown, was convicted -- two years after the brutal attack.
And last week Murphy was sentenced, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office said on Friday, with an announcement that included ... More >>
Elex Murphy, the so-called "knockout king" accused of killing a 72-year-old stranger in a brutal attack, was convicted yesterday -- but it appears he is still maintaining his innocence.
Murphy, now twenty, was at the center of our 2011 cover story on the violent, random assault of Hoang and Yen Ngu ... More >>
The trial has officially begun for Elex Murphy, the so-called "knockout king," accused of fatally beating to death Dutchtown resident Hoang Nguyen in the random, brutal attack that we explored in-depth in our 2011 cover story.
Yesterday, prosecutors began laying out the case against the now twenty ... More >>
2011 marked the end of an era: St. Louis is no longer the Most Dangerous City in America. Not only did our city lose the coveted number-one spot, now held by Flint, Michigan, it slipped to number four! And it looks as though the city's murder rate will decline by 30 percent from 2010. What's going o ... More >>
A judge has quashed a subpoena from the Office of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, which demanded that Riverfront Times reporter John H. Tucker produce his notes and testify about his interviews with Elex Murphy, who is in jail awaiting trial on a homicide charge.Murphy is the focus of ... More >>
Yesterday, KMOX Radio's Charlie Brennan sat down for a one-on-one interview with us to talk about "Knockout King," a feature story we ran a couple months ago about the violent ritual adopted by St. Louis teenagers involving the sucker-punching of unsuspecting pedestrians for thrills.
In Apr ... More >>
This week's feature story, "Knockout King", revisits the death of Dutchtown resident Hoang Nguyen, who was fatally beaten two months ago while walking home from his local grocery store in broad daylight. The attack was later determined to be part of a violent ritual -- the young teens who pa ... More >>