Seven St. Louis teens are now free after viciously beating a local man in the knock-out game. A key witness did not show up for court on Wednesday.
Seven teens all between the ages of 12 and 14 are now free after they were accused of beating a 52-year-old man as part of the so-called “knock-out game.”
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The attack happened on October 21st, leaving Matt Quain with a broken jaw, several stitches and a black eye.
Prosecutors had no choice but to drop the case when the key witness, a 13-year-old girl, failed to show up for court Monday.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was the first person on the scene in late October after a local man was beat unconscious by the teen mob.