Motive in Killing of 72-Year-Old Immigrant Unclear

9 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, April 19 2011 Apr 19, 2011 Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:28:32 AM CDT April 19, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Posted by: Allie Spillyards

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The beating death in St. Louis of a 72-year-old immigrant from Vietnam has left friends and family stunned, and police searching for the killers.

Hoang Nguyen died Saturday. He was beaten to death by a group of four people -- two young men and two young women -- as he and his wife, Yen, walked home through an alley after going to a Vietnamese market.

Yen was also punched in the face and suffered a fractured eye socket. She told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she and her husband did not know the attackers.

The motive is unclear. They were not robbed.

Police hope a surveillance video leads them to the killers.

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