Convicted Murderer Alex King Arrested On Traffic Charges

February 17, 2011

Alex David King, released from prison two years ago after the baseball bat slaying of his father while he was a teen, has  been arrested on traffic charges.

King, 21, was charged with violation of right of way, leaving the scene of a crash and violation of a driver’s license restriction following an early morning crash in Pensacola. King, of Cantonment, was released from the Escambia County Jail on $1,000 bond.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, King was traveling north on Lanier Drive in a 2003 Dodge Neon when he pulled into patch of a 1999 Chevrolet van driven by Candace T. O’Conner of Pensacola. After the 12:50 a.m. Crash, King fled the scene on foot, according to the FHP. He was located a short time later by Pensacola Police and taken into custody by the FHP.

A passenger in King’s vehicle, 20-year old Jonathan Aeppli of Milton, was not injured. O’Conner was not injured, while her 14-year old passenger received minor injuries and was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital. A third passenger in O’Conner’s vehicle, a 16-year old female, was not injured.

Alex King was 13 when he his 14-year old brother, Derek King, were convicted as adults on second degree murder charges for the death of their father in 2001 . Both boys pleaded guilty to arson for setting fire to their Cantonment home. King was released from prison in October, 2008, while his brother Derek was released in 2009.

Alex King is on probation until 2012 for the death of his father.

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60 Responses to “Convicted Murderer Alex King Arrested On Traffic Charges”

  1. Mage on August 16th, 2011 5:22 pm

    Alex keep the faith. You are not alone. <3 Mage

  2. £ance on May 31st, 2011 2:00 am

    All you self-righteous characters, get off your high horses. This chap made a BIG mistake. He has paid for it in the eyes of the law. So, he stuffs up with a traffic offence. He’s only 21 (22?). How many of you were making rational decisions at that age? I know I certainly wasn’t, and I had not been through what young Alex had. Give him a break. There are a lot of us over here in Australia (that’s NOT in Europe for those who think that there is no other part of the world outside the US borders) who (as you Americans say “rooting” for him (even though that expression has a greatly different meaning here in Ozzieland). Alex, we’re here for you. Chin up mate. £ance.

  3. steve morgan on April 23rd, 2011 11:47 am

    I AM HERE FOR YOU ALEX.

  4. Joni on March 23rd, 2011 11:28 am

    Google the passenger.
    He’s not so innocent either.
    Perhaps they both freaked out.
    I don’t think Alex should go back to prison but it shows his frame of mind.
    You kind of get the feeling he’s found a swarthy crowd of misfit toys to live with..puppets like his brother to do his dirty work. It will end badly.

  5. Linda on March 18th, 2011 5:32 pm

    I will always believe the terror of prison again scared him into rushing to escape, skewing his actions at the accident. Sorry for the victims, glad they were not seriously hurt. Do not return him to prison.

    He has offered to help another child I know, now incarcerated, about making the best of his time in confinement.

    I believe in his goodness.

  6. Ashleigh H. on March 9th, 2011 3:09 pm

    I have known Alex for a very long time and he and I had the same childhood. He has troubles, and for the record..he NEVER hit his father so get that out of your minds! My friends and I live with him and have for a while now. Seeing him being halled away in cuffs was heart breaking. Alex has a big heart and has came to terms with the past! This is not a place for you to bash on people and hate people when you have NO clue how they really are. Grow up, at least he is trying to be the man his father never was.

  7. Ashleigh H. on March 9th, 2011 3:04 pm

    Alex King is my best friend, like a brother to me. We live together and he is such an angel! You hear all the things on the tv and never have met him in person. He is such a great person and will do anything for anyone. I love him dearly and so do the other roomates we have! If you do not know him, please don’t judge him for his past!

  8. David owen on February 23rd, 2011 4:35 pm

    So smasing his father’s head in was a mistake? setting hin on fire and leaving him 4 dead was a mistake? boasting about killing his dad on the school bus was a mistake? Trying to escape from prison was a mistake? Crashing into another vechile and running away was a mistake! what if he had killed the mother or the two kids in that vechile? how woule he off knew! he just run away and that was just a mistake was it! have sum respect for his victims. his a danger

  9. David owen on February 22nd, 2011 6:43 pm

    His a danger to the public

  10. Jim W on February 21st, 2011 9:32 pm

    This is for all of those who are still trying to make excuses for him. He knew when he got out on probation what the rules was on breaking the laws. He put himself there by choice no matter what the circumstance so now he must pay for the crime. It will be interesting to see how this one comes out at the end. Will he now have to go serve hard time or not? Most times when someone is a felon and is released on probation just about any infraction will get you right back in for hard time to the end of the total allowable sentance. He may be different because he was a kid at the time. I’m sure there are some of you who can shed some light on this one. What do you think?

  11. David Huie Green on February 21st, 2011 7:19 am

    REGARDING:
    “I am not making excuses for him, I am simply stating that you should never judge someone who you don’t know. He would never hurt anyone unless they endangered him in some way. ”

    Actually, that reads exactly like an excuse: If he did it, someone must have been endangering him at the time.

    David for honesty

  12. Nicole on February 20th, 2011 12:24 pm

    I am not making excuses for him, I am simply stating that you should never judge someone who you don’t know. He would never hurt anyone unless they endangered him in some way. He’s not dangerous, just misunderstood :)

  13. hawghead on February 19th, 2011 8:20 pm

    David actually what happened was, the judge in the case threw out the penalty recommended by the jury. He order the case sent to mediation, which is very rare in a capital case. The recommendation of the mediator was to sentence both brothers to a juvenile facility until they turned 18. At that point they would look at the case again and see if they could be released. Like I said “light sentence” for murder.

  14. Jim W on February 19th, 2011 2:52 pm

    It truly amazes me as to how much effort some people put into trying to make excuses for someone who does wrong. Wake up people this is a huge problem in our society. People are to quick to make an excuse for someone else. No more excuses it is what it is wrong is wrong and right is right. Get that thru your head.

  15. doc on February 19th, 2011 2:23 pm

    send him bak to prison

  16. David Huie Green on February 18th, 2011 9:01 pm

    .REGARDING:
    ” He did recieve a light sentence due to his age”

    It’s been a long time and my memory is failing but I think he got life in prison and the US Supreme Court overturned the sentence. (All part of the catch and release program.)

    David for non-killers

  17. hawghead on February 18th, 2011 7:44 pm

    Amen Kitty……1st degree, 2nd degree or 3rd degree it’s still murder. I as well know the facts of the case, I followed it very closely. I know he was only 12 when he conspired with his brother to murder his father, but that does’nt take any of the blame away from him. Stop making excuses for this guy…

  18. Big T on February 18th, 2011 7:31 pm

    I understand he did not have a good childhood, but not all of us have. No matter what has happened to him he is a danger to the rest of us. He should not have been released from prison. By the way I know that while in prison he had a terrible manipulative disciplinary problem. It is a shame that there are people who have been dealt the hand in life he was dealt, but do we endanger our children by being sympathetic to him? I do not think so.

  19. Kitty Moore on February 18th, 2011 6:41 pm

    Nicole, He may be a person like you, but not like me. He may have been convicted of third degree murder, but I followed the case. This guy is a murderer who thought about it first. Choices, we all make them. He made his and I am not like him.

  20. Nicole on February 18th, 2011 6:17 pm

    Okay, I didn’t sit here and read every comment on here but I read enough to make me sick. He was convicted of third degree murder NOT PREMEDITATED! He has changed, a lot. He’s an amazing guy and so what if he messed up, people do that. He is a person just like me or any of you. Oh and by the way, you need to know the details of the case before you point blame.

  21. hawghead on February 18th, 2011 3:55 pm

    Let’s not forget that he is a CONVICTED MURDERER. He did recieve a light sentence due to his age. Why did he run? Because he knew he broke the law that’s why……………Maybe a heavy sentence here will get the message across to him….

  22. Jim W on February 18th, 2011 2:06 pm

    To Paul, Not once did I berate the man. He berated himself by making the desicisons he made. If you don’t want people to state an opinion about you then don’t do it in the first place. I could care less if you are Gay or Christian, Jew or what ever you want to be. What I do care about is what is happening to our children and yes he was someones child as well. What I see is the lack of training when being raised. They are not being taught right from wrong and people like you are enableing them by trying to defend their actions. You can make all the excuses you want but that does not make it right. Think about what you are saying. I’m not his judge but when he puts himself out there to be judged the way he has guess what is going to happen? He will be and I think that is why we have jury’s, he has been jdged and will be again. Bottom line he knew what he was doing and that there are consequences for it. Just as a side note I do go to church and do listen to the rights and wrongds that are taught. I am not a fanatical person abut Church I beleive evryone has a right to beleive what they choose.

  23. David Huie Green on February 18th, 2011 1:34 pm

    rREGARDING:
    “cut him some slack”

    You mean like giving him probation for past crimes? Okay they did that, so I guess more probation for this violation of probation??

    David amused at defenders of killers

  24. Mary on February 18th, 2011 1:24 pm

    Yes Horrific I did indeed say that! What I am saying is..This guy needs HELP!!! Prison just teaches how to survive in there..thier way!! he went thru his TEEN yrs in there..Imagine what all could have & did happen. He really doesnt know how to live in the real world!

  25. Horrific on February 18th, 2011 12:45 pm

    Mary your story is no sadder than a lot of others.
    PPL still have to grow up and learn to MOVE ON.
    Otherwise your just a BIG CRY BABY.
    Wasn’t it you that said “You take your meds because your a big girl now?”
    Well the same goes for this kid. HE IS A BIG BOY NOW. SOMEONE ELSE
    MIGHT BE DYING IN WAR RIGHT NOW AT HIS AGE. YA KNOW!

  26. Ed on February 18th, 2011 12:17 pm

    There’s people I’d love to beat to death if I thought I could get off as lightly as these two. Well worth it.

  27. Darryl on February 18th, 2011 10:22 am

    It has been a while since I’ve read about this guy and the murder of their father, so I may have some info mixed up, but wasn’t there some questions about whether or not they really did it or if the molester might have been the one, and didn’t the prosecutor ride rough shod over the whole situation for a conviction, no matter what?

    As to this current situation, don’t know the facts, but one thing to keep in mind, once someone has a criminal record (right or wrong) and has done prison time in our facilities that seemed geared more to training for the next level of crime than any sense of punishment or removal from society, then they are pretty much guaranteed no ability to a decent job, and are set for a fast track back into prison.

  28. Mary on February 18th, 2011 9:47 am

    I would be a guardian..but he is 21! I have never killed anyone but yeah I had thoughts of it about my father…who didnt care about his kids & put us in Foster homes. Do you people realize what a bad childhood can do to a person? He had a bad 1..passed back & forth..& lets not forget the damn child molestor who was involved in the murder..Molestation is a very hard thing to get over..if you ever do!!! How long was that man involved in the King’s life? All this would not be a big deal if it happened to some1 else. He has to live w/ what he did for the rest of his life! it’s gonna be a tough job..I hope he does get counseling!!! AGAIN..THKX TO WHOEVER BAILED HIM OUT!!!!

  29. Curious on February 18th, 2011 9:18 am

    What happened to him living in Jacksonville with the woman who supported him and wrote the book about the case??? What happened to community college he was attending and doing so wonderfully?? I remember the news media doing a story about the lives of these boys after prison. I thought he learned his lesson, guess not…. and by the looks of his mug shot, I see why he ran……….

  30. Horrific on February 18th, 2011 9:10 am

    Bill 2 THAT WAS PRICELESS.

    FOR ALL OF YOU WHO WOULD BAIL HIM OUT, WANT TO SAVE HIM,
    WANT TO BE HIS GUARDIAN ANGEL……GO KNOCK YOUR SELVES OUT.
    The best predictor of future behavior IS past behavior.
    JIM W said it ALL AND This kid is PAST my DEDEMPTION.

    I hated my father when I was 13. I was so ashamed of him and his
    actions and myself that I told people I lived in the house next door.
    I DID NOT HOWEVER, Talk to my BROTHER, MAKE A PLAN and TAKE A BASEBALL BAT and KILL HIM. THEN TRY TO COVER MY ACTIONS OR LIE.

    YOU KNOW WHY? Because I had a BRAIN! even at 13.
    EVERYONE has a sad STORY. THERE IS NO EXCUSE..

    THIS KIDS IS BAD AND HE IS DONE. ALL WE WILL EVER HEAR OF HIM
    IS TROUBLE, BUT if he has ONE chance it is to LEARN HIS LESSON and
    if SOCIETY PAMPERS HIM, that will not happen. OBVIOUSLY he has not
    LEARNED ANYTHING YET. THERE ARE RULES AND HE MUST LEARN
    THEM AND GO BY THEM.

  31. Kitty Moore on February 18th, 2011 8:57 am

    If you remember the murder case, it was as outsider who twisted him and his brother and directed the events. Nevertheless, he is twisted.
    He was NOT arrested for having an accident. It was all the other criminal violations before and after. The laws of our society have no value to the person.
    It was 12:50 am. Is anyone up to any good when out at that hour? He may be redeemable, but I have to agree that he is living his second chance. But ask the question; His second chance to do what? and to who?

  32. really on February 18th, 2011 8:23 am

    LOL!!! @ Bill2

  33. Bill2 on February 18th, 2011 7:18 am

    to Paul.. no thanks I know what happen to his last guardian

  34. David Huie Green on February 18th, 2011 7:10 am

    REGARDING:
    “What’s the Indian saying…..something like “Don’t pass judgment on someone until you’ve walked in their shoes”. ”

    Since miles and shoes weren’t in their culture, I imagine the closest rendition was You don’t know a man until you have walked a moon in his moccasins.

    (moon being the time from full moon to full moon, moccasins being footwear)

    David wondering if that means
    I’m supposed to beat a family member
    to death and then burn the body first
    so I can understand him

  35. Mary on February 18th, 2011 5:38 am

    I am sooooo glad someone bailed him out! This young man needs counseling..not more jail time!!

  36. Paul on February 18th, 2011 2:59 am

    @ JIM W

    Instead of berating the lad why dont you step forward and become a guardian role for him, with all that wisdom and knowledge of right and wrong I’m sure some of it would rub off on him.

    “judge not lest you be judged”, and I’m a lapsed catholic! but being gay, I dont like to be judged even tho’ people do it on a constant basis but you know what? It doesnt matter what other people think and I hope this young lad realises it doesnt matter what they think, and as for making the same mistakes, i thought it was a driving offence, not another murder!!

    cut him some slack

    Jesus! I’m still making mistakes NOW!!

  37. Jim W on February 17th, 2011 10:47 pm

    To you concerned parent: You are correct we do not know what may have happened to this young person behind closed doors. Nor will we ever and if there was something that happened it still does not justify continuning to knowingly mke mistakes in life. One would think after having had all that time that he spent being punished he whould have tried to have been a better person in life. Just a quick point for you. You have no idea what my shoes were like as a young man but I will tell you this I knew right from wrong and chose to do the right things in life as I should have and hopefully you did as well. I did not need someone making an excuse for me and he does not need some one doing it for him or he will never get it together. So, stop doing it!

  38. CONCERNED PARENT on February 17th, 2011 10:20 pm

    FOR U JIM W : SURE THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT AGE THAT ARE SERVING OUT COUNTRY, ONES THAT GREW UP AND WERE RAISED AND NOT THROWN UNDER THE BUS BEFORE THEY WERE EVEN RAISED, SO WHOM RAISED THIS CHILD ? THE BIG BOYS U LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THAT HE IS NOT GOING TO BE HANDLES WITH A GLOVE, THIS BOY OBVIOUSLY HAD PROBS, WHO KNOWS WHAT WENT ON BEHIND THOSE CLOSED DOORS, HE COULD HAVE BEEN ABUSED TO THE POINT NOBODY COULD EVER IMAGINE, U DONT KNOW AS THEY SAY WHAT HAPPENS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS BUT ITS SAD TO THINK THIS YOUNG MANS LIFE IS GOING TO BE RUINED BECAUSE OF A CRIME THAT HE COMMITED AS A CHILD, HE NEVER EVEN HAD A CHANCE AND PEOPLE LIKE U ARE NO BETTER ! I HOPE GOD LIFTS THIS CHILD UP IN HIS ARMS AND MAKES A MIRACLE HAPPEN FOR HIM. ITS OK THOUGH GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY NOMATTER WHAT THE CRUEL PEOPLE OF THIS EARTH HAVE TO SAY, BET U WOULD NOT BE SO QUICK TO JUDGE IF U HAD WALKED IN THIS KIDS SHOES ! YEAH THATS RIGHT, A KID !!

  39. Margaret Corley Jackson on February 17th, 2011 9:56 pm

    “Loving Mother of Two”

    He and his brother paid their debt to society by being charged as adults at ages 13 & 14, and they have served their time. I have never believed these boys acted alone in their father’s death. Only God knows what went on in their home when the doors were closed.

  40. Marie C on February 17th, 2011 8:03 pm

    Jim W – you are right and we stand behind our men and women fighting for our freedom to live in a country where everyone can have their own opinion. The thing is that people forget he was 13 when all this went public. He’s been in prison for a long time and has had little guidance. All I’m saying is just because he’s convicted of one other crime no matter how big or small doesn’t make this news because it is something that happens EVERYDAY and yes it’s wrong but scared people do scared things – not always right things. I would hope if you made a stupid mistake, people would have mercy on you.

    Did you at 21 make ALL the “RIGHT” decisions and choices?

  41. hawghead on February 17th, 2011 7:55 pm

    Don’t insult a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. Then insult him because you will be a mile away and have his shoes…..

  42. Bill L on February 17th, 2011 7:36 pm

    why was bond set so low at $1000 with all the violations of license, probation and fleeing an accident with injuries

  43. COL on February 17th, 2011 7:14 pm

    This was not about his father. I can understand why he was afraid after everything he has been through. I know no one deserves to be killed, especially by their own child. However, I can’t not believe this father was a great father. What would cause a child to commit this horrific act? It doesn’t help that the press, including NorthEscambia, plays up the murder. Had this happen to another person, who had not comitted murder, probably would not have created such an eye-catching headline. I know the paper was just doing its job and that is what we all expect. Let this young man learn, he paid for his crime.

  44. Jim W on February 17th, 2011 7:02 pm

    This is for Marie C who said: BTW remember he’s still a “kid” and at only 21 isn’t capable of making every rational decision or choice of a man with many years experience. Don’t know many 21 year olds these days capable of that.

    Think about what you are saying here there are people that age who is serving and protecting our country. You can justify it that way there are more responsible 21 year olds than irresponsible 21 year olds thank goodness. A statement like that does not hold water. When will people quit making excuses for bad decisions. You have to be accountable in life for your actions and at 21 he knew exactly what he was doing. I am sure he will have plenty of time to think this one over because he will not be handled with kid gloves this time. He will be in with the big boys.

  45. dad on February 17th, 2011 6:59 pm

    Wow! Happened sooner than I thought it would.

  46. sista on February 17th, 2011 6:44 pm

    What’s the Indian saying…..something like “Don’t pass judgement on someone until you’ve walked in their shoes”.

  47. David Huie Green on February 17th, 2011 6:29 pm

    have mercy, don’t forget he’s an orphan

  48. Marie C on February 17th, 2011 6:17 pm

    Whether you are a murderer, a liar, a thief, cheat on your taxes – they are ALL the same in God’s eyes. Sin is sin and if God forgives, He even forgives Alex.

    I can see here that some of you have never received mercy or for that matter needed it. One day you will NEED mercy but you should NOT expect it in return. You reap what you sow. Alex is reaping – he’s been to prison is on probation and now has violated that probation and will live with what he has done for the rest of his life but no less forgiven. He is a human being just like you.

    What’s worse is YOU don’t even know him!

  49. Hahahaha. on February 17th, 2011 6:02 pm

    To everyone defending this dirt bag.

    Stop seriously. How can you honestly sit there and defend him after everything he has done. Murder does NOT deserve a second chance. Weither you are a teenager or an adult, he knew it was wrong. They should have sentenced BOTH of them to death. This man has truely not learned his lesson, maybe it was just an accident. Although it is still considered a CRIME!

  50. Mary on February 17th, 2011 5:30 pm

    @ justsmart..Just how did you grow up? This kid had a awful childhood!!! He was barely a teenager @ the time of the murder of his father..he spent 7 yrs locked away! Have you or any1 close to you ever been locked up..even if it was over nite??? Jail is bad(I know) but can you imagine prison especially @ his young age..goes for his brother as well! these kids need help learning how to cope w/the outside world. Is he living w/some1? He has got to know some1 to bail him out. I would if I had the $$$…

  51. Justsmart on February 17th, 2011 5:20 pm

    Who in their right mind can sympathize with this pieceof human debris? He should never have been allowed to see the light of day. This is not a typical kid. We can thank Rosie Odonnel for this.

  52. Another Waste of Time on February 17th, 2011 5:20 pm

    Mary C……..this dirtbag was living his second chance. He committed more crimes. His Dad deserved better than getting his head bashed in to, he did not get a second chance. I would compare this punk to the River Annex Rd Donkey Killer!!

  53. Mary on February 17th, 2011 5:05 pm

    DANG IT!! You guyz need to realize it was an ACCIDENT..how many of you are out there that NEVER had a accident in a vehicle ? He did the time for his PAST crimes..How dare you guyz think he hasnt changed from a car accident. He needs counseling but give him a chance! I hope he got bonded out!!!

  54. Marie C on February 17th, 2011 4:45 pm

    Everyone deserves a second chance. He has paid his debt to society and deserves to go on with life. This is not some unusual traffic accident or violation. Happens all the time even around here…get in an accident and fleeing the scene. Wouldn’t you be scared too – especially if you’d seen the inside of prison. It was probably a knee-jerk reaction (a lot of us say and do things without thinking sometimes)…..

    BTW remember he’s still a “kid” and at only 21 isn’t capable of making every rational decision or choice of a man with many years experience. Don’t know many 21 year olds these days capable of that.

  55. Renegade on February 17th, 2011 4:15 pm

    Cynical…are you SERIOUS???…

    Alex used to be a good kid, but it appears after the Murder he is sort of set in his ways. He needs to do a little more time and think about life!!!!!

  56. Proud American on February 17th, 2011 3:47 pm

    Looks like ole Alex is bucking for “repeat offender” status. If he left all those witnesses, he had to have known he would get caught. Wake up Alex!

  57. Hahahaha. on February 17th, 2011 3:23 pm

    @ Cynical

    Cut the boy some slack. He’ll pay. And he’ll learn.

    Are you serious? He has already done time once, for MURDER. && You belive that he will learn this time when they lock him up for this? Yeah, right. They should have NEVER let him out to begin with.

  58. Cynical on February 17th, 2011 3:17 pm

    Not smart.

    But not an atypical kid reaction either.

    Cut the boy some slack. He’ll pay. And he’ll learn.

  59. El Duque on February 17th, 2011 3:04 pm

    And now for the grown up version.

  60. Jim W on February 17th, 2011 2:52 pm

    Dumb and dumber he still has not learned anything. Wow!





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