Former Marine charged in 'Cathouse' star's death

AP News
Posted: Nov 20, 2009 5:48 PM

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

Prosecutors in Oklahoma charged David Allen Tyner on Friday with shooting, stabbing and then burning the bodies of Brooke Phillips and three others on Nov. 9. Phillips was featured on "Cathouse."

Because she and another victim were pregnant, two more murder counts were filed.

A police affidavit says a witness told police someone known as "Hooligan" argued with one of the victims before the shootings. Investigators say "Hooligan" was later identified as Tyner.

An attorney for Tyner couldn't immediately be reached for comment.