Trial delayed for ex-Marine charged in death of “Cathouse” star, three others

Oklahoman Published: February 28, 2012
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has delayed the murder trial for a former Marine charged in the death of four people, including a prostitute featured on an HBO reality show.

The murder trial for David Tyner had been set for April 9, but a judge has delayed the trial until May 21 at the request of both prosecutors and defense attorneys. Tyner faces six first-degree murder charges — four for the adults who were killed and two additional charges because two of the victims were pregnant.

One of the victims, Brooke Phillips, was a prostitute featured on the HBO show “Cathouse” about a legal brothel, the Moonlite BunnyRanch, near Carson City, Nev.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Tyner, who has pleaded not guilty.


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