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Elex Murphy: St. Louis Teen Allegedly Killed Elderly Immigrant As Part Of Game

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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-year-old wife, Yen Nguyen.

Police say that their investigation revealed "the attack was part of a game which involves unprovoked attacks on innocent bystanders." Murphy was allegedly one of four people involved in the assault on the Nguyens, which occurred around 10:30 a.m. April 16 in an alley near the couple's apartment in south city. Murphy's accomplices, described as two females and a male, remain at large.

The Nguyens immigrated from Vietnam to the United States just three years ago to be near their children. Yen Nguyen has since left the St. Louis apartment she shared with her husband to live with family in the safer confines of the suburbs, according to reports.

Court records show that Murphy, of the 5400 block of Geraldine Avenue in north St. Louis, has been arrested numerous times on misdemeanor charges for "violating rules and regulations of rapid transit car, bus or other conveyance." He pleaded guilty to such charges in October and November of last year and again this March. Last month, he was arrested for a fourth time on the same charge but had not yet gone to court.

Murphy is being held without bond for the assault on the Nguyens.

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The Guest
The Guest

I for an I ! If he were in an Arabic country he would be dead.

JunkyHouse
JunkyHouse

They're just spirited youths. So who are we to judge? They're just showing Teen Spirit, theres nothing wrong with that. Besides if stingy white people would contribute more money then some basketball hoops could be put up and junk and the African American kids would have more things to do.

Say_No_To_Naggers
Say_No_To_Naggers

Whenever looking over stats for "Best Places To Live in America" it should be noted that the ones that top the list have little or no naggers.

Sheepleherder
Sheepleherder

To my surprise, according to his FB page, this guy appears to have had a job, is college educated and claimed to speak multiple languages! It was probably all a lie but if it's true it really makes you wonder why? What kind of thrill can you get by attacking old people, unable to defend themselves? It makes one wonder ... if being educated and getting full benefit of our modern society is not enough to take people like this out of the ghetto jungle, what hope is there for the ones who can't even get the benefit of an education and a job?? Do they truly WANT to remain uncivilized savages?

Troy
Troy

I wounder if these kids think this is all a game, lets see if they can play being in prison too.

eddyjames
eddyjames

There were hundreds of articles across the country about the game "Knock out king" being played in multiple cities.None identified until now that the players are all Black.And you actually had to see this guys picture because of political correctness.He shouldn't have to fear jail time cause he won't be tried if Eric Holder has his way.

Mr Jman360
Mr Jman360

OK St. Louis.  A Vietnamese citizen was ruthlessly murdered in YOUR CITY.  What has happened with this?  This Vietnamese man was not protected in your country.  The criminal was caught.  Now released.  Now there is controversy about the murderer being sympathized with due to 200 years of social problems in St. Louis.  It is not the worlds  fault that American Blacks-whites hate each other.  The fact of the matter is this international incident is looking very pathetic on the part of the United States judicial system.  In Vietnam it appears that we are not worthy of protection via your law.  

beancrisp
beancrisp

I promise to give $10,000 to the first person who can give me a reason why it should not be legally justified to have sharpshooters set up to shoot and kill anyone playing this game. 

Chinaglenn
Chinaglenn

I don't understand why, but why are all black neighborhoods dangerous? Why when humans see a negro male walking down the street, they go to the other side, or silently clutch a .22 ready for action.

Why do blacks like to rape and kill?

Humans are sick of n-words. We need to do to N-words what Hitler did to the J-words.

Pyncky
Pyncky

Sorry ass. If you want to play a game play WoW and leave innocent people be.

King
King

I know this boy's mom and auntie, they say he's a good kid and I believe them. It wasn't easy growing up without a father in the home so the mother and auntie tried to encourage him by constantly telling him how special he was and trying to praise him, sometimes when he didn't even deserve it. I hope the system can find somebody that can reach this boy, and understand him and mentor him. I think mentoring is important.

Will
Will

You take care of rodents like this, with a 45 round to the noggin.

Amy
Amy

This waste of life should be hanged right now..and not waste anyones time and money defending his sorry ass

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

This video of the Knock Out Game shows the same sequence. One kids punches and another delivers a kick: http://www.my9tv.com/dpp/my9_n...

I wonder if this is what happened to Keegan Hamilton awhile back in the Loop.

Cremaster
Cremaster

!6? that kid looks prety old. Dumb kids

Verizon VX6800
Verizon VX6800

Probably he was forced into this by a lack of opportunities... If he had been able to find work elsewhere and a good job then he wouldn't have gone down this path. This is a tragedy but we shouldn't be looking to blame someone here.

anarchysoon
anarchysoon

Even sharpshooters can miss, or the bullet passes THROUGH the perp, and injures an innocent victim.  $10,000 please.

Afroguy69
Afroguy69

I don't know what yall are into. Why talk about crimes that has nothing to do with you. Only hypocrites (which every last person on here has done something evil or wrong in they're life just never got caught.) would talk about something that has nothing to do with you. Look yourself in the mirror think about what you talk about on the internet. Ppl make me sick with ignorance!

Savage_Barbarians
Savage_Barbarians

Correction: "What we wish Hitler had really done to the "j-words" since we know what we're told is a lie.

onebelow0
onebelow0

by the way, numb nuts. Most rapists and serial killers are white males. So next time you are walkin by some cracker on Olive, you might wanna grab your .22

onebelow0
onebelow0

Interesting Chinaglenn... And what shall we do with the "Chinks"?

guestguest
guestguest

What is with this board? How many people are out there just waiting for any reason to jump in with your nasty racist thoughts? Pathetic.

onebelow0
onebelow0

or at least grand theft auto...

anarchysoon
anarchysoon

lol "mentor."  If you can consider a needle injecting a permanent solution into his body as "mentoring" i'm ALL FOR IT

a cleansing fire
a cleansing fire

shut up. hes a stupid nigger and should be put to death like the farm animal he is.

Twhittier34
Twhittier34

You must be a racist piece of crap amy

Tuck
Tuck

I agree ... hard to believe 18! More like 30. I understand some people are not given opportunities to grow but regardless, they do now right from from and murder is murder!!

anarchysoon
anarchysoon

You're absolutely right-just put him and his entire family to death and be done with it...

eddyjames
eddyjames

 you are what we like to call ,a idiot.

ES
ES

I agree that it's probable that his parents, community, and school all had significant roles in making him who he is today - just like the rest of us. I have worked with both children and adults who grew up in horrible conditions and I have seen the long term effects. However, I think that once an individual reaches a certain age, they are able to make decisions on how they choose to live their lives. Yes, it's harder to make the right decisions when you've had a difficult life. However, being marginalized does not cause you to have a complete disregard for the value of someone's life. Empathy cannot be taught. If people are convinced that his parents,community or school are to blame, then I urge them to volunteer or advocate for communities that need the help so that we don't have more Elex Murphy's.

upset
upset

It is sad this world have someone like u. IF his so called "lack of opportunities" exists, then he should have taken their food and money instead of hurting an ELDERLY couple...u're probably one of them idiots...trying to find excuses so that you could feel better for yourself. shame on u and the person that gave birth to u but didn't bother to take care of u!

Newsedge
Newsedge

society as a whole, Missouri social programs, parental figures, the accused himself........who do you blame?

Thugkicker
Thugkicker

Are you f*cking kidding!?! "...shouldn't be looking to blame someone here" Is that sarcasm?? We are blaming someone here. Elex Levell, his accomplices, and the parents that failed to abort this waste of our time are to blame. SOCIETY IS NOT TO BLAME FOR THESE ANIMALS' INABILITY TO FIND A JOB OR LACK OF OPPORTUNITIES. While they could have been taking an opportunity to find a job (as millions do everyday) they chose to attack a couple walking through an alley on their way home as part of a game because:

- They are barely human and thrive on chaos- Blame society for their lack of motivation to find opportunity, not the lack of opportunities (the irony is kinda funny after McDonald's just hired 50,000 f*cking people uh?). Because if it had been about money, THEY WOULD'VE BEEN ROBBING HIM INSTEAD OF PLAYING A GAME!- Some people seek to blame society and the rest of us for their actions instead of sending messages that "0" tolerance means exactly what it says- The television was broken that day

Someday very soon people in this country are going to wake up and realize that their "live and let live" policy with these animals, moving them around from neighborhood to neighborhood, has only intesified their barbarity resulting in games they play like this one. On that day they will become very very angry. I hope I will live to see it and I hope I will be young enough to participate in the actions the community thinks best.

anarchysoon
anarchysoon

.22?  What are you crazy?  I've got my Walther PPQ .40 with two spare mags and i'm ready-COME PLAY WITH ME PUNKS.

Savage_Barbarians
Savage_Barbarians

BULLSHIT! Farm animals are docile and obedient. Stop! Insulting farm animals with comparisons to these savage voodoo barbarians with their sloped heads, nappy hair, bulbous lips, protruding jowels..... These savage voodoo barbarians are a seperate species, a parasitic species that feeds on White nations and destroys them.

guestguest
guestguest

You are disgusting. I'm embarrassed for St. Louis that 7 people "liked" this comment.

Chris
Chris

My God, King and Verizon are clearly trolls, and you all fell for it.

onebelow0
onebelow0

maybe applebees is to blame. Maybe they filled his kiddie cup with wild turkey.

Tuck
Tuck

guess I got excited! I meant right from wrong and murder is murder!!

derpy
derpy

The one who chose to do it. And obviously republicans, they do hate blacks, after all. /sarcasm

Verizon VX6800
Verizon VX6800

Society as a whole and right wingers and conservatives specifically are responsible for what happened here.

Twhittier34
Twhittier34

First of all thugkicker i'm his father and to say we should have aborted our child is absurd. It is people like you that needed to be aborted. I tried my best t instill all of the right values within my child. But as we all know we can only teach them right and wrong we cant make them do anything. Im truly sorry for what happen to that family. No one should have to endure that type of hardship. An im a firm beliver that my son should recieve the punishment for his crime.

anonymous
anonymous

gee perhaps you are slightly racist

Colinstl
Colinstl

Thugkicker=Internet Tough Guy (tm). Enough said.

Verizon VX6800
Verizon VX6800

Wow you sound like a big tough talking Republican type. It really saddens me to see you blaming this guy like that without even a second thought. How about we look at the circumstances that lead these kids down this path? They probably faced discrimination, poor schools and a lot of other problems. Now we're going to hold them responsible and ruin the rest of their lives for one wrong choice made at the age of 18?

udumb
udumb

as a leftist/centrist, i don't see how this can be blamed on anyone but the individual who chose to act in a cold-blooded manner, killing someone for fun

Mekodh30
Mekodh30

get over the political shit lol the kid was missing a few screws I have talked to him lots of times and yes he may have wandered the loop and bummed money but there are plenty of ppl who do that and dont kill people. he had mental issues and also a compulsive liar....and yes maybe we can blame the people who raised him and maybe the teachers who didnt recognize the issues he had but can u blame conservatives and right wingers....specifically? gimme a break lol some of these comments are ridicuous....just sayin

Rebelyellred
Rebelyellred

if you are really his father all i can say is i feel you.  i've seen more than one bad actor whose parents really did try to do right.  there are some kids that just WILL NOT be told or tamed some of 'em just come out of the chute with a bunch of loose screws and there aint no fixin em no matter how hard ya try and will frustrate whatever you do to try to raise them right. comes a time they and not anybody else gotta answer for what they do.  if it was a discrimination/society etc issue why aren't all the impoverished black kids beating old people to death?  verizon you are either a tard or a troll.   thugkicker i know people gotta vent sometimes but dam. it ain;t always the parent's fault. soem kids are just PSYCHO.  everybody wants to blame somebody cuz it's too scary to think how random evil is and how any of us could be next--next to meet someone like this on the street--or in the delivery room!

peace

anonymous
anonymous

loop rat is a piece of shit and his friend is a fucking tom if he actually exists

TDNYC
TDNYC

You're a very dangerous 'thinker', and despite your self-congratulatory comment later, pretty f&ckin stupid. You're concerned, 'we're going to hold them responsible and ruin the rest of their lives for one wrong choice made at the age of 18?'. This animal killed a defenseless SEVENTY TWO y/o man for NO REASON AT ALL and you marginalize it as one wrong choice. While I would hope it's his most egregious, I'm pretty sure this POS has made plenty of wrong choices and has plenty more left if given the opportunity. GET A F&CKIN CLUE!BTW-don't even try to peg me as a Rep. I am more liberal than conservative, and growing up in NYC I've had countless conversations such as this with people far smarter than you give yourself credit for being.

Hughman
Hughman

*he killed him for a GAME*Period.

eddyjames
eddyjames

 hell yeah,it wasn't that long ago in some places where a problem like him was just hung.

onebelow0
onebelow0

I guess when they kill your father or grandpa, then we will let him skate too. Hell maybe we should give him a medal while we are at it.

how dumb can you be???
how dumb can you be???

Wow that sounds like stupid liberal nonsense. I really cant believe anyone would attempt to blame society. Its called right from wrong and doesnt need to be taught, its intrinsic in us. Stealing a candy bar is one wrong choice, killing someone as part of a game should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Let him rot in jail. And since you brought politics into this, I will set you dumbass liberals straight. Its your ever increasing welfare that enables this sort of stupid behavoir by encouraging people to stay poor, have more kids because its more income (more welfare), which steal money that could be spent on education. Liberals...and not all of them, but those with this "we just cant blame these 'kids' its not their fault attitude" are truly idiotic. KIDS??? He was 18, its not like some 4 year old picked up a gun, he was 18 friggin years old. Sorry, I hope he rots in jail and then hell whenever his pitiful existence ends.

Derpy
Derpy

Yes, we are going to hold him responsible for his OWN actions. Circumstances? He murdered and beat an elderly man and his wife in cold blood, for fun. Let's see, who can we blame other than this individual for the murder? The mom who didn't hug him enough as a child? Sure. The education system which clearly tried to breed an individual with no moral conscience? Why the hell not. Or, just maybe, we can say that we are going to hold him accountable for what he chose to do on his own. If he is so mentally challenged, that he can not determine that murder is wrong, we should lock him up for mental insanity regardless. But I am quite open to the death sentence here. Oh, and I did think twice before posting this. A measure I wish this individual had taken before throwing his life away by ending the life of an elderly man.

Newsedge
Newsedge

Loop Rat,

Like you, I have also encountered him, more times that you can fathom. You definitely nailed it--he seems to have had a sense of entitlement--and no respect at all for others--almost a complete lack of regard for others--which is scary. So sad to hear that your friend from New York had such a negative view of some of the population of St. Louis.

Loop Rat
Loop Rat

@Verizon-- Utter nonsense. "Wrong choices" might include what the roving bands of fighting, screaming, obnoxious kids in the Loop and elsewhere have been up to lately, but beating someone to death for no reason? What planet are you from? Crimes like these and the people who commit them are the reason we have the rule of law in the first place. Dismissing this thug's behavior as simply product of his upbringing is not just ignorant, but an insult to the decent people who benefit from our rule of law and the last 5,000 years of infrastructure behind it--this includes you and me. If this kid is convicted, he ought go away for life at the very least.

And I'm pretty liberal.

Incidentally I had met Mr. Murphy before, and both then and now he seemed to have little respect for those around him; he came into my place of business wanting bus fare, and like many like him, did not seem to understand one bit the instant contempt he had just earned for himself in doing so.

A black friend of mine from New York told me upon visiting St. Louis, "Black people here don't represent themselves very well." Obviously people need to take responsibility for their actions, but it's also high time for some to look in the mirror. It's extremely unfortunate that ordinary people who happen to look like Mr. Murphy have essentially "marketed" themselves for years as obnoxious and unemployable, but that's where we're at. I hope it is possible to turn things around, but I have serious doubts, and as long as no one is willing to look at himself as part of the bigger picture, things will stay miserable.

Verizon VX6800
Verizon VX6800

I know how right I am no need to remind me of that,

Newsedge
Newsedge

Agreed. But a lot of people could have stopped this, years ago, and chose not to.

Chicks
Chicks

There are a lot of other kids out there facing the exact same problems that do not make the decisions this kid, and his 3 friends, made.

Newsedge
Newsedge

Verizon, you have it more right than you know.

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