OKLAHOMA CITY – There are new developments in a case involving the murders of four people and two unborn babies in southwest Oklahoma City a year ago.
One man and three women were shot to death and then set on fire. Two of the victims were pregnant.
David Tyner turned himself in shortly after the murders. Wednesday afternoon he appeared in court for a hearing. His lawyer claims trouble in the medical examiner's office caused discrepancies in autopsy reports.
Prosecutors accused David Allen Tyner on Friday of shooting, stabbing and then burning Brooke Phillips, Jennifer Ermey, Milagrous Barrera and Mark Barrientos on Nov. 9. Because Phillips and Barrera were pregnant, two more murder counts were filed.
Phillips was a prostitute who was featured on the HBO reality series "Cathouse."
According to a police affidavit, a witness who was inside the residence that day told police that a person known as "Hooligan" was arguing with one of the victims when the shootings occurred. The witness ran away.
Investigators said "Hooligan" was later identified as Tyner.
Another hearing has been set for January 14 to determine whether or not the medical examiner will be forced to testify.
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