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 >>
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 >>
The 4100 block of Nebraska -- the site of yet another shooting in Dutchtown.Two men were shot yesterday in separate incidents in St. Louis -- but both are expected to survive the attacks.In the first instance, a man in the 4100 block of Nebraska Avenue, at the intersection of Meramec, was shot in ... More >>
Keith Novara, "the new police face" of Dutchtown.Perhaps it's no coincidence that three of the most notorious murders in the city this year -- the killing of U.S. Marshal John Perry; the unprovoked assault on 72-year-old Hoang Nguyen as he walked home from the grocery store; and this week's k ... More >>
Elex Levell Murphy had multiple priors involving public transit.St. Louis police have charged 18-year-old Elex Levell Murphy with first-degree murder, assault and two counts of armed criminal action in the death Saturday of 72-year-old Hoang Nguyen and the beating of his 59- ... More >>
A 72-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman were walking through the alley in the 3800 block of Spring (below) in south St. Louis Saturday morning when they were viciously attacked by two men and two women.