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 >>
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 >>