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Man Faces Six Murder Charges
A second man accused of killing four people before setting a fire to cover up the murders will found out if he'll go to trial next year.
Just last week Denny Phillips was extradited back to Oklahoma to face murder charges. Prosecutors charged Phillips with six counts of first degree murder. Today Phillips waived his right to a speedy trial and the Special Judge Fred Doak set his preliminary hearing date for Feb. 15.
Police link him to the deaths of 22-year-old Brooke Phillips, 25-year-old Jennifer Ermey both who were pregnant and 32-year-old Casey Barrientos and 22-year-old Milagrous Barrera. The medical examiner determined all four died from multiple gunshot wounds. Barrientos was shot five times in the chest. Phillips was also shot five times, stabbed in the stomach and her neck was sliced. Sketches from the autopsies indicate Ermey was shot in the back of the head and suffered at least one stab wound. The ME showed Barrera was shot in the back of the leg and twice in the back of the head.
The murders happened in November of 2007. Police say Phillips and David Tyner committed the killing before setting the home in southwest Oklahoma City on fire. A witness told police a fight between Tyner and Barrera sparked the murders.
Tyner pleaded guilty to the crimes in May to avoid the possibility of the death penalty. A judge sentenced him to life in prison after he entered his plea.
Posted: Tuesday, October 23 2012, 09:17 PM CDT
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Obama says nation must do more for fallen heroes
May 25, 2013 10:08 GMT
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the nation must do more than just remember its fallen heroes on Memorial Day.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says the country must care for the loved ones the fallen leave behind. He says the country must also make sure that all veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned.
Obama says that, above all, the armed forces must have the support needed to carry out their missions at home and abroad.
In the Republican address, Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe thanks the nation for its prayers and support following Monday's deadly tornado in his home state. He recalls past natural and man-made disasters in Oklahoma and says that while the state was hard hit, "we're not knocked out."
Obama's address: http://www.whitehouse.gov Republican address: http://www.youtube.com/gopweeklyaddress
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