The legislation would stiffen the penalty for those convicted of battery while taking part in the “game,” making it punishable by 3-7 years in prison.
What elements of the “knockout game” appeal to those who choose to “play” it?
A youth criminal justice expert says there is no pattern in how victims are targeted in a “knockout game.”
St. Louis authorities are dealing with a potential “Knockout Game” attack.
“I don’t know if those bullets were for us or not but I do know it is unsafe down there because it was dark, there were no police,” he said.
Last month the panel found that the now 20-year-old Murphy was with three others when he walked up and punched Hoang Nguyen and his wife.
Elex Murphy was convicted of second-degree murder, first-degree assault and armed criminal action in the April 2011 death of Hoang Nguyen.
20-year-old Elex Levell Murphy is charged with first-degree murder in the April 2011 killing of 72-year-old Hoang Nguyen.
In the knockout game, people are picked at random and beaten. The attacks are sometimes captured on video.
Elex Murphy is accused of killing a 72-year-old immigrant from Vietnam, a victim who was apparently chosen at random.