Murphy Atkinson was born in Riverside, California on the 21st of July 1988. He was raised by his mother, Betty, and father, Bruce, in a stable household in Riverside. Murphy was an intelligent child, always achieving high grades in his English, Maths and History. He never had problems with social interaction, nor any problems with distractions. In 2002 His mother fell pregnant and Murphy found out after some time that he would have a baby brother. However, a tragic turn of events threatened this idea. In 2003 Murphy's mother passed away due to a heart attack. The heart attack was a complete surprise and Murphy and his father had no idea it was coming. The baby was luckily saved as his mother passed as the baby was coming to its final stages of growth. The baby barely survived and lived with mental and physical deformities due to his traumatic birth. This baby was named Gary.
After some time Murphy still could not get over the abrupt loss of his Mother and his mental stability began to deteriorate. He began to hear voices in his head and often drew odd symbols on himself and his bedroom walls. Murphy kept to himself and had little interest in his family. The voices in his head began to take over and he started committing crimes regularly after being instructed by the voices. He would steal things from shops, attack people at school that he disliked, and vandalised local landmarks with the strange symbols he had come up with. Murphy's father had no clue how to deal with the problem and referred his son to try and get mental help. Murphy immediately opposed this idea and had a large argument with his father. The argument led to Bruce kicking Murphy out of the house as he had had enough of his son’s state. Murphy was forced to live in squats for some time, he would sleep in forests, on the streets or on roofs. During this time of being completely alone the voices got worse, he would hear multiple different people in his head, all telling him different things.
During the summer of 2004 Murphy was asleep on the street in the town when a man approached him and offered him some food. Murphy's terrible mental state led him to shout at this man, he continued to scream at him and threatened him violently. Murphy ended up attacking the man, he left him with scratches on his face and multiple bruises from punches and kicks Murphy had given him. When a passer-by called the police. Murphy was taken in, interviewed and after some time, he was declared insane.
Murphy was sentenced to 8 years in a rehabilitation prison in Arizona, with a possibilty of early parole if his condition improved. During his time in prison Murphy spent his cell time writing and drawing. The prison guards never questioned what he was writing about as it kept him occupied. He would sit and write for hours on end, talking to himself and editing this huge book he was producing. Murphy worked tirelessly writing his book, sometimes sneaking it into his rehab sessions just to work on it further. The guards discussed removing it from his possesion as it was starting to detach him from his sessions however they figured it would be counter-productive to his rehabilitation. The guards allowed him to continue.
In December 2011, 6 months before Murphy was free from the prison, he finished writing. There were well over 100 pages of A4 paper completely packed with writing, drawings and symbols. On one page was just two words, Quod Semita. When the guards saw this, they found out that it was Latin for 'The Path'. They searched for any kind of book or web page related to this, but to no avail. Murphy had made this entire thing up. While Murphy slept one night the guards agreed to look at the book to try and conclude what it meant. They found it to be some kind of belief that Murphy had, the entire book was full of references to supposed 'Supreme Beings' and 'Spirits' that Murphy had spoken to. The guards could make no sense of the symbols they had found nor the strange drawings that were on every other page.
In May 2012. It was decided that Murphy required some specialist help with his condition. The book he had written had frightened the guards and they decided that the rehabilitation had not worked and that he required a higher level of mental help. After speaking with the head of the Rehab wing, they were referred to a Russian doctor that specialised in Murphy's style of mental state, Dr. Victor Nikolaev. He was referred to this doctor and after much talk with the state police department. It was made compulsory for him to visit this doctor and he was given a free flight to Russia to see this doctor twice a week. Murphy made no attempt to defy this option as long as he was allowed to keep his book. The police were fine with this and he was allowed to keep it with him.
After arriving in southern Russia Murphy was given his meeting schedule with the doctor. He stayed in a cheap hostel close to the clinic and when he wasn't in his sessions, he stayed at home. After his first session with Victor, Murphy had showed no signs of interest. His condition had certainly improved since Rehab, the voices had gone. However, he became obsessed with his book. He constantly mentioned 'Quod Semita' in his sessions and repeatedly attempted to interest Victor in reading the book. During Murphy's sixth session, Victor finally agreed to read the book. Murphy gave him the copy and allowed him to keep it until he had finished. Murphy asked Victor during the next session whether he had finished reading the book yet. Victor had read the book but wanted to do some further research into where the whole idea had come from. He told Murphy that he was still reading it and will return it in either their next session, or the one after that.
After two weeks Murphy began to realise that Victor wanted more with his book than just to read it, he confronted Victor during their tenth session and Victor admitted that he had been doing further research into the book. Murphy was outraged and lost all trust with the doctor. He demanded that the book was returned to him at their next session or else he assured there would be consequences. Victor returned the book to Murphy during their eleventh session and Murphy apologised for threatening him. When Murphy arrived home that evening he decided to read through his book and check to see if Victor had caused any damage to his book, after looking through the pages he noticed something was different. The pages seemed less worn and discoloured from so much time in his cell back in Arizona. After looking through the book further he found it to be a copy. Victor had taken a copy of his book and kept the original. During their next session Murphy confronted Victor and when he admitted to it Murphy lost his shit and attacked him. He strangled the doctor and left him in his clinic, dead.
When the body was found Murphy was found to be the prime suspect as Doctor Nikolaev had no other active patients at the time. This was the last straw for Murphy and he was arrested by Russian Police and was sentenced to life in prison at the maximum security prison off the coast of Chernarus. Murphy was kept as one of the prisons most mentally unstable convicts and was watched very carefully.