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It's day two in the trial of a 20-year-old man accused of killing an elderly Vietnamese man in the so-called "knockout game."

Prosecutors say Elex Murphy was one of four teenagers who randomly attacked 72-year-old Hoang Nguyen in April of 2011.

According to police, Nguyen was walking home from a grocery store with his wife in broad daylight near Spring and Chippewa, when then 18-year-old Murphy and the group of teens attacked the couple. Police say Murphy punched Nguyen in the head and then punched his wife in the eye. Nguyen later died at St. Louis University Hospital.

In the "knockout game" people are chosen at random and beaten, with the attacks often captured on cell phone video. 

Murphy wept silently in court yesterday as Nguyen's widow described the deadly attack.

 

Fair St. Louis has announced their headline music acts. 

Kicking off the fair on Independence Day is Country Star Trace Adkins. Then on Friday is lead-singer of Poison Bret Michaels. Finishing off the fair on Saturday is The Counting Crows.

Performers for the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concert series will be announced on May 1.

Admission to Fair St. Louis and Summer Concerts are free.

Midwest BankCentre warns customers of breach

Tuesday, 09 April 2013 11:18 Published in Local News

 ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis-area bank chain says a security breach has exposed personal information of more than 100 customers.

Midwest BankCentre says on its website that personal information from 109 loan applications were exposed. The bank learned of the breach late Monday. The Secret Service and the FBI are investigating.

Midwest BankCentre operates seven branches. The bank is contacting affected customers and offering free identity theft protection.

The bank says it has hired forensics investigators to find the source of the breach.

Schnucks Markets Inc. of suburban St. Louis is also dealing with fallout from a security breach. In that case, customer credit cards and debit cards were billed with fraudulent charges.

 

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