Attorneys Request Police Personnel Files In Cathouse Star Murder Case

Friday, April 6th 2012, 5:52 pm
By: News 9

New developments in the case against a former Marine charged with six murders in southwest Oklahoma City.

David Tyner's attorneys filed new paperwork this week requesting the full personnel files for an Oklahoma City police officer.

The city says the request is focused on how the officer treated Tyner when he was in custody, and that that information will not be found in those files. The paperwork says the officer will not be called as a witness in the case.

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Tyner is accused of murdering of HBO star Brooke Phillips, and her friends Jennifer Ermey, Milagrous Barrera, Casey Barrientos and two unborn babies.

Prosecutors say he partially immobilized his victims before killing them and setting a southwest Oklahoma City house on fire.

Prosecutors plan on seeking the death penalty against Tyner. His trial was scheduled to start today, but has been delayed until May.

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