Ex-College Wrestler Killed Cathouse Prostitute?

Former Tennessee-Chattanooga wrestler and current pro MMA fighter David Allen Tyner has been named in a complaint and arrested in response to the recent murder of prostitute Brooke Phillips, who was featured in the HBO reality series Cathouse.

Brooke Phillips

Phillips, who was pregnant at the time of her death, was among four burned bodies found at an Oklahoma City home that was apparently set ablaze. Police later discovered that the four people had been shot to death.

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The DAILY OKLAHOMAN reports on Phillips:

One of the two victims identified last week was 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 legal brothel near Carson City, Nev. Phillips was a licensed prostitute who was taking time off in Oklahoma because of her pregnancy.

Tyner was a former Oklahoma state champion wrestler before going to UTC. Most recently, he’d enjoyed a successful MMA career:

Tyner then became a cage fighter and compiled a 6-1 record in mixed martial arts fighting bouts in Oklahoma and Kansas City in 2006 and 2007.

Jason Nicholson, a former fight promoter who described Tyner as “like a brother,” said Tyner was planning to fight in Kansas City next month.

Police do not think Tyner, who has no record, acted alone in the murders.

Only two of the four victims have been identified by officials. The state medical examiner is using dental records to identify the remaining two victims, spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said Tuesday. The arrest affidavit indicates all four victims were shot before someone set fire to the house.

Meanwhile, Radaronline.com reports this morning:

Moonlite Bunny Ranch prostitute/HBO Cathouse star Brooke Phillips was not an intended victim of David Allen Tyner, the man accused of killing her and five others in a shooting/house fire in Oklahoma City earlier this month, a police source exclusively told RadarOnline.com Thursday.

Tragic story, and mystifying considering Tyner’s lack of a criminal record.

If you have information on the case, the Oklahoma City police dept. encourages you to call its special tip line at 405–297–1200.