Well, well, well…seems this thug made the wrong decision this time, and he paid for it with his life! If you haven’t heard the latest about the trials and tribulations of Demetrius Murphy you will now. There are four reports about this subject that need to be shared…so, I’m cutting to the chase.
This is via GP:
In October 2011 Matt Quain was walking home from a local Schnuck’s grocery store when he was jumped by a gang in a “knock-out game” attack. Quain’s jaw was shattered. He had several broken bones on his face. He was nearly killed. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was the first person on the scene after Matt Quain was beaten unconscious by a mob of teens.
The thugs beat the victim with bricks on a busy St. Louis street.
Five juveniles charged in connection to ’knockout’ attack that left man with broken jaw
Five juveniles have been charged in connection to a knockout attack that left a 51-year-old man with a broken jaw in south St. Louis on October 21. view full article
Later several of the teens were arrested including 13 year-old Demetrius Murphy but charges were dropped after a witness refused to show up in court.
On Friday, Demetrius Murphy was killed by a gun-owner after being involved in a burglary.
Demetrius was shot dead.
FOX 2 reported:
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 mad 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 to Quian by authorities 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.
Quain sees what happened to Murphy as part of a circle of violence that needs to be stopped.
“Ya know, I’m not happy that somebody died,” he said Monday. “I just wish there was more that people could do to put an end to it. Whatever it takes, more cops, whatever.
“There needs to be more grassroots support to help people keep kids off the street. Involvement with parents and all like that.”
The second teen, Bryant, is now facing second degree murder charges in Murphy’s death. Missouri law states that when someone dies in the commission of a felony, any accomplice can be charged with that person’s murder.
The homeowner who shot Murphy is not expected to be charged.
Here’s one more report:
Murphy’s mother says her son was mentally disabled. She says he was coming back from the store with a friend and she has no idea how he wound up in the backyard of the home.
Now friends…check into this report, it’s well worth your time and has connections to this topic as a whole above. – Guess the Ending: Trio of Suspected Armed Robbers Tries ‘Violently’ Breaking Into Home of Dad and His 2-Year-Old Son and…
A father protecting his home and his 2-year-old son opened fire on a trio of suspected armed robbers in Virginia on Sunday killing two of them. The third man escaped and is still at large.
The local sheriff’s department in Prince Edward, VA, says it all unfolded around 4:30am when the three men busted down the door of the man’s home. The homeowner told authorities the men were armed and he exchanged fire with them, killing two of the suspects and sending a third running. A K-9 unit tracked that suspect, but his trail went cold and deputies believe he was picked up by a vehicle.
Local station WWBT-TV says the trio entered the home “violently” and has footage from the scene. A blurred image suggests one of the suspects died on the front lawn:
There’s more to this report above…if you’re interested you can click the link to finish the rest of it.
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