Hoang Nguyen: St. Louis Homicide No. 28; Elderly Man Beaten To Death

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.

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The incident occurred around 10:45 a.m. April 16 with the male victim, Hoang Nguyen of the 3700 block of nearby Chippewa, dying later that day at an area hospital. The woman, who police have not identified, was in serious condition on Saturday with bruises and cuts.

Police say they're unsure what prompted the incident. The suspects all fled when a vehicle approached the scene. Anyone with information about this grisly crime is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

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Does it even matter what "color" they are?!?!? This is just the most brutal thing I have heard in a very long time. It's bad enough this crime was committed by males~but now females? What cowards they are to have gone after such innocent, frail people. I hope they fry in hell!! Did these 4 individuals not have parents or grandparents? Is this how they would want them treated? Come to think of it~~hell is too good for them. I hope someone in jail rips each of them a "new one"!!!!!


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Yes, it does matter what color they are. The story asks for "Anyone with information about this grisly crime is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS." If they give better descriptions of the suspects, you have a better shot at tips.

You mention that this crime is worse that there are now females involved. How is it that gender makes a difference on a crime, but race does not?

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