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#1 g5jamz

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:00 AM

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http://fox2now.com/2...-knockout-game/

ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – The teenager shot and killed by a homeowner while allegedly breaking into the man’s house had been in the news before. In fact, FOX2 has learned, he was once charged in the case that made the phrase “knockout game” common in St. Louis.
Demetrius Murphy, 15, died Friday morning after he and another teen, Michael Bryant, allegedly tried to break into a man’s home on Tennessee. Police say the homeowner emerged with a gun. Bryant ran, but they say Murphy confronted him and was shot and killed.
When it happened, the ears of Matt Quain perked up. It was back in 2011 that Quain and a friend were walking along Grand, returning from a “beer run” to Schnucks, when they say a group of teens jumped them. Quain was beaten badly, suffering neck injuries and a broken jaw. He was discovered bleeding in the street by Mayor Francis Slay and his security guard.
Murphy, just thirteen at the time, was the one identified by Quain as his attacker. Sources tell Fox 2 that Murphy was headed to trial in the “knockout game” case, but a young witness suddenly refused to testify, forcing the charges to be dropped.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

tragic

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

The Homeowner did the right thing, but killing a person (even a young person who is clearly a threat to society) is never an easy thing to deal with. Unless the homeowner is a little Psycho himself, he will likely suffer a great deal of guilt over this.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

Life is a precious thing and taking someone's should never be taken lightly. That being said...St Louis is probably a safer place with that douchebag no longer around.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

Life is precious to g5.

White life, at least.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

Well if he had not been breaking in to anther mans home he would still be alive.... ^

Legally he forfeited his right to live when he did so.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

Legally he forfeited his right to live when he did so.


Umm....no.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:32 PM

Umm....no.



Was the homeowner charged? Nope?


Thought so.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:33 PM

I dont think he's the real superman.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:34 PM

One thing the Tinderbox has really driven home for me: Moral superiority is easier when you're a bag of hammers.


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