Young Murderer Alex King Arrested For Probation Violaton

February 19, 2011

A day after being arrested on traffic charges, convicted murdered Alex David King of Cantonment has been arrested for violating his probation.

King, 21, was booked into the Escambia County Jail without bond Friday afternoon.

King  was 13 when he and 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.

Alex King was arrested Thursday by the Florida Highway Patrol and charged with violation of right of way, leaving the scene of a crash and violation of a driver’s license restriction following a traffic crash in Pensacola. He was released from jail Thursday on $1,000 bond.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, King was traveling north on Lanier Drive in a 2003 Dodge Neon early Thursday morning when he pulled into the path 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.


27 Responses to “Young Murderer Alex King Arrested For Probation Violaton”

  1. Ashleigh H on August 14th, 2011 11:55 am

    He is an amazing person and friend! I miss Alex so much. He cared for everyone so passionately. He had a heart of gold. If this was your friend, brother, son…whatever, you would want him with his family! Even his family has accepted him with open arms. We shouldn’t judge people for what we read online or see on tv. He is a human being NOT a monster. Neither is Derek, he too is very kind and has a good head on his shoulders. I love these guys very much, as if they were my own brothers. Living with Alex was wonderful! He kept everyone in check. What would you do in an abusive situation? Maybe not kill the abuser, but you would certainly stick up for yourself.

  2. £ance on May 31st, 2011 2:07 am

    Hey Justsmart, YES, I would be quite happy for him to come and live with my family. He’s still a kid at 21 (22?). How many rational decisions were you making at that age, and (presumably) not gone through what he has – I know that I wasn’t, and I won’t say how many years ago that was. He’s stuffed up with a traffic offence for God’s sake, the way you are going on, you would think that he has joined the Taliban! Give him a break. Alex, as I have said in other posts, there are a lot of us down here in Ozzieland who are all for you. Make the most of it and keep your chin up. Cheers. £ance.

  3. heidi on March 7th, 2011 11:18 am

    he is a kid and he and an accident!

    had he really been bad, something much worse than a minor incident with a car would have taken place. the fact that he ran off afterwards seems more to highlight his previous encounters with the law.

    this does not mean that he is bad, or that he will turn out bad! all it means that he had an accident, and got really scared! and for that he should not be punished!

  4. erik f on March 5th, 2011 1:39 pm

    as someone who lived in s. florida during the whole king trial,i never even heard of alex until last summer.while working the oil spill i met an incredibly polite,respectful,hard working young man who i came to find out had a very checkered past——alex king.after spending quite a bit of time with alex,and understanding the full magnitude of his crimes,i started looking up the facts on the web.i can’t CONDONE killing his father,but i don’t blame him either.being that young and experiencing the kind of treatment both king brothers experienced,i don’t think anyone can pass far as the latest charges,yes, alex should be walking a pretty straight line right now,being on probation and all,but people make mistakes.i do know alot of people both young and old (espescially here in escambia county)who’s goal is to live off of the taxpayers as quickly and for as long as possible.not alex,it would be easy for him to become a useless POS,blame it all on his past,and be a burden to society.alex is actually trying to make something of his life.he even tried to join the military,i think his charges messed that up,but he is doing more than alot of other people.leave the kid alone, let him answer for his last mistake,and let him become something in life.

  5. Justsmart on February 21st, 2011 9:18 pm

    To all you bleeding heart liberals, PLEASE get him out and let him live in your home with your family. Bet you wouldn’t want him around you.

  6. mr.breeze on February 21st, 2011 8:37 am

    Is leaving the scene of an accident a misdemaenor? Whatever. Even if his dad was a not a good person, can you justify killing him? It seems that some of you are confused as to who is the victrim. Give this boys father a second chance. He is the one who was beatin to death. Alex had his second chance. If he would have made the best of it, we would not be talking about him now.

  7. David Huie Green on February 20th, 2011 10:27 pm

    “From everything I read their father was a “no gooder” and never attempted to rear them. they lived in fear of him and probably chose to kill him before he killed them. Please society–this young man has paid his price and should not be thrown in jail for a misdemeanor or being scared he would be thrown in jail from a traffic accident where no one was seriously hurt.”

    You could be wrong, their father may not’ve been a terrible man. He isn’t alive to defend himself, so we don’t know.

    You say he’s paid his price. Actually, it can never be paid because you can’t set a price on human life. He’s served his sentence for that crime but was still on probation for another crime he committed while in prison.

    Surely probation exists for a reason. The main thought behind it is, “You get freedom despite your latest crime if you comply with certain simple rules. You give up your freedom if you violate your probation.”

    If one of those rules was to not be out driving at that time of night, the fact that he broke that one doesn’t tell us it was the only one he broke, just that it was the one we discovered. (Do you really think it was his first and only violation? What’re the odds?)

    The fact that nobody died THIS time doesn’t make it okay. The same violation easily COULD have resulted in multiple deaths. Should we let him try again until he succeeds in killing more?

    Maybe we should, but we should think about it a while first, don’t you think?

    David for not killing others just
    to avoid being hard on probationer

  8. Laura Cook on February 20th, 2011 6:09 pm

    Some of you may not have followed these two young kids trial. From everything I read their father was a “no gooder” and never attempted to rear them. they lived in fear of him and probably chose to kill him before he killed them. Please society–this young man has paid his price and should not be thrown in jail for a misdemeanor or being scared he would be thrown in jail from a traffic accident where no one was seriously hurt. I’m sure he knew law enforcement would be after him as they did and all he could think of was prison again. Let’s give him a chance. There are mean parents as well as those who hurt them. I’m not advocating murdering them because that is so wrong to take the life of ANYONE. Let’s just pray for him and hope he makes his life better for his mistakes. Where is the mother of these young men? Lady

  9. Jim W on February 20th, 2011 1:29 pm

    Robert this is for you the difference is: Some of us make it a mission to try and do the right thing where others make it their mission by choice as well to do the wrong thing. Then there are others who just follow and get into trouble. Remember the old saying “Lead follow or get out of the way” It’s a good thing we have some people in life who are postive trying to lead their lives in a manner where they know right from wrong. Our society is in enough trouble from those who don’t try and think their is always an excuse or should be forgiven or should get something for nothing. Just saying.

  10. Horrific on February 20th, 2011 1:21 pm

    @ ROBERT
    speak for yourself.
    I don’t know where some of you got the idea that EVERYONE
    makes “mistakes” as you ALL seem to like to call them of this

    I guess some of you are REAAALLLY jaded.

    I don’t have accidents and run from them
    I don’t kill my parents.
    I don’t rob or lute anyone.
    And the list goes on and on.

    I’m betting there are way more ppl out there just like me, then there are
    people who call having no rules in their lives “mistakes”.

    You all hate it when someone says something about these thugs
    because your one of them. That makes YOU a thug.
    SO you just start trying to say WE are ALL THUGS and just
    haven’t been caught yet.
    Thats where your wrong. I’m betting JIM W is another just like me,
    there were mistakes, but not the illegal things like murders, rapes, robberies,
    and again the list goes on and on.


    Personally I don’t want all these murders and robbers, rapists, and
    thugs running the streets, and I ” knows one when I sees one”, as the
    saying goes. The good kids in school AND around town need to have
    a chance and not be influenced by these kinds of kids.

  11. Kitty Moore on February 20th, 2011 8:55 am

    I was being facetious. Sirhan Sirhan once said,” if Bobby Kenedy were alive, he would vote for my parole.” I’m saying that this guy killed the person that cared the most about him. Watch the name calling.

  12. Robert on February 20th, 2011 3:52 am

    By the way, he is charged with a 2nd degree misdemaenor,, not exactly what I would call a serious crime. Fishing without a license is a misdemeanor for goodness sakes!! Leave the guy alone, take care of your own family.

  13. Robert on February 20th, 2011 3:47 am

    One of these days all of the people who have such high expectations of people always making the right choices will make a mistake themselves. I hope NO ONE is there to help them. There are way too many righteous people on here who feel they do no wrong. They go to church every Sunday and think that allows them to pass judgement on everyone else. Your time will come and I do feel sorry for you.

  14. OldMarine on February 19th, 2011 5:58 pm

    Bad Seed

  15. WORRIED RESIDENT on February 19th, 2011 4:24 pm

    @Kitty, is this the thug you would rather your children go to school with?

  16. WORRIED RESIDENT on February 19th, 2011 4:17 pm

    Mary, I understand what you are saying about him growing up in prison, and not being able to make these mistakes at a younger age, and learn from them. However, he gave up the chance to grow up traditionally when he murdered his father or went along with the pedophille who did (according to what you believe). At 12 or 13, he might not have seen the consequences his actions would have futher down the road. He’s down that road now, and at 21, he needs to grow up fast! He needs to stop making the foolish mistakes that can land him back in prison (he’s been there already & knows what it”s like)! I’m all for him growing up, and THAT’S what someone needs to tell him, and real quick! If counseling will teach him social/decision making skills, when he gets out he needs to go to Lakeview, on an outpt basis, and get counseling also.

  17. Jim W on February 19th, 2011 2:23 pm

    If those of you who are busy making excuses for this guy worked as hard at trying to clean our society up and make ita better place we probably would not be discussing this again.
    Mary, real glad you got counseling but based on what you said in your statement you never did anything as drastic as this guy. When he needed the help was before he killed his dad not now it’s past tense. Although it might help him understand it better it will not change anything as I see it. He knows exactly what he is doing and he is an adult. He of all people knew what he could and could not do after doing time. They drill that in those guys heads but some choose to be stupid any way and stupidity is when you know better and do it anyway.

  18. Mary on February 19th, 2011 12:27 pm

    @ Another waste of time…you did not offend me..however you do not know me..I have been in counseling for many yrs..wanna know why? because my father put me in a foster home( I was 7 yrs old) which in some cases were almost like prison! Maybe he did it before i did kill him..who knows…& if i was given the choice for counseling when I first needed it ..I mite not be in counseling @ 47 yrs old! If you have “mental issues” then yes counseling & mabe medications will help. You called him TRASH! He was 12/13 when he got locked up..he is 21 ..I have a 21 yr old..& she still makes mistakes when driving. I’m sure the guy was scared to death when he fled(not thinking in the right mind)!!

  19. wormdogdaddy on February 19th, 2011 12:26 pm

    like the man said to the judge after he had murdered both of his parents, judge have mercy on me because i am an orphan.

  20. David Huie Green on February 19th, 2011 11:34 am

    “it would have saved the person who bailed him out the money. ”

    Bail bondsmen gotta eat, too. They usually feed on the aftermath of stupidity.

    “what was the driving restriction for, he’s 21 he should have no restricitions on his license”

    You do understand he was on probation for a prison escape attempt, don’t you? They can place all kinds of restrictions on probationioners.

    David for understanding restrictions

  21. Keddy on February 19th, 2011 11:13 am

    @Kitty this young man had a father to guide him but him and his brother killed him.

  22. Bent on February 19th, 2011 10:37 am

    It’s my understanding he is on probation for attempting to escape prison and not actually on probation for murdering his father.

  23. Another Waste of Time on February 19th, 2011 10:22 am

    Kitty, he had a father. He murdered him by beating him in the head with a baseball bat and setting him on fire. Any more of you bleeding heart liberals that would like to let this guy move in with you. Let him. See if you could ever get a good nights sleep. Might wake up with your head bashed in.

  24. Kitty Moore on February 19th, 2011 9:41 am

    Maybe, if this young man had a father to guide him though his teens, he could make better decisions as an adult.

  25. Another Waste of Time on February 19th, 2011 8:43 am

    Mary, this man does not need counseling……………..why does everyone in this world think counseling is a fix all. This trash knows right from wrong, He just needs to do right. It is so easy to stay out of trouble. If I have offended you by calling this guy trash I do not apologize.

  26. Mary on February 19th, 2011 8:12 am

    why did they let him bond out if they were going to charge him w/ VOP? it would have saved the person who bailed him out the money. I will say it again..this young man needs counseling!

  27. elmerfudd on February 19th, 2011 7:49 am

    what was the driving restriction for, he’s 21 he should have no restricitions on his license

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