HBO’s ‘Cathouse’ Pregnant Prostitute Killer in Custody
The main suspect behind the brutal murder of 22-year olds Brooke Phillips a prostitute featured in the HBO reality series “Cathouse,” and three other people,turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday, police said.
The murders and subsequent arrest happened in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The AP reports that an arrest warrant was issued earlier for David Allen Tyner, 28, of Locust Grove, on six murder complaints, because authorities say two of the victims – 22-year olds Brooke Phillips and Milagrous Barrerra – both were pregnant.
Tyner has not been formally charged with any crime.
The Metro Fugitive Task Force and the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office have been trying to locate Tyner since the bodies were discovered in the fire.
Four adults and two unborn children were killed on Monday November 9th. Their bodies were found in a Southwest Oklahoma City home that was deliberately set on fire. An eyewitness inside the house at the time of the shooting who survived the carnage, had identified Tyner, 28, as a suspect in the incident.
Phillips and Barrerra both died from gunshot wounds, police Sgt. Gary Knight said.
A quote from NEWSOK.com reports that…Phillips had worked at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel near Carson City, Nev. that is featured in the HBO series. 22-year-old Brooke Phillips, one of the stars of HBO‘s “Cathouse” series, a reality show about life at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a brothel near Carson City, Nev. Phillips was a licensed prostitute who was taking time off in Oklahoma because of her pregnancy…
Police have not determined a motive in the killings, but said Tuesday investigators believe there was more than one suspect.
“We don’t believe he acted alone,” a police spokesman said. “We’ve identified the one suspect, but that doesn’t yet tell us what his motive is for doing this.”
The others that perished in the fire and murderous rampage are-Jennifer Lynn Ermy, 25, who was a dancer at Night Trips, a topless bar where Phillips also claimed to have worked; Barrientos, 32, had spent time in custody after pleading guilty, in 1996, to being the driver in a drive-by shooting.
Barrera, 22, was also pregnant, and shot several times before the house was set ablaze.
Tyner surrendered to the Mayes County Sheriff’s Office and is expected to be returned to Oklahoma County later Tuesday, Knight said. He said he does not know if Tyner has hired an attorney.
Efforts to identify the victims has been slow because all four bodies were badly burned, Knight said.
Police interviewed 31-year-old Jose Fernando Fierro, who rented the home and was the only person to survive the fire, but said he is not a suspect, said his attorney, Shawn Jefferson.
Jefferson said Fierro was lucky to escape, but declined to discuss details of what Fierro told police or other aspects of the investigation.
Here is a You tube clip from a local news station in Oklahoma reporting on the murder of pregnant prostitute Brooke Phillips, star of HBO’s ‘Cathouse’ series…