Ex-Marine arraigned in 'Cathouse' star's killing

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Posted: Nov 23, 2009 8:31 PM

A former Marine has been arraigned on six counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of four people whose bodies were found in a burning home, including a prostitute featured on the HBO reality series "Cathouse."

David Tyner appeared Monday morning by video before Oklahoma County Special Judge Russell Hall, who denied bail.

Prosecutors charged Tyner on Friday in the Nov. 9 deaths of Mark Barrientos, Jennifer Ermey, Milagrous Barrera and Brooke Phillips, whose bodies were found by firefighters responding to a house fire call.

Phillips, who starred in the show about a legal Nevada brothel, and Barrera were pregnant.

Tyner is accused of stabbing, shooting and setting fire to the four. Investigators say they believe he didn't act alone.

Tyner's attorney, Mitch Solomon, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com