Man Convicted in ‘Knockout Game’ Attack That Killed 72 Year-old

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 20-year-old St. Louis man has been convicted of murder in the death of a Vietnamese immigrant in a “knockout game” attack.

Elex Murphy was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder, first-degree assault and armed criminal action in the April 2011 death of 72-year-old Hoang Nguyen. Murphy could face up to life in prison with the possibility of parole. His trial began Tuesday in St. Louis.

The jury rejected the prosecution’s request for a first-degree murder verdict.

Nguyen was walking home with his wife when he was attacked by a four teenagers. Police say the couple did nothing to provoke the attack.

In the knockout game, people are picked at random and beaten. The attacks are sometimes captured on cellphone video, and some have been posted on social media sites.

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