- Associated Press - Saturday, May 21, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City murder trial has begun for two men charged with killing a prostitute featured on the HBO series “Cathouse” and three other people.

Denny Phillips and Russell Lee Hogshooter are charged with six counts of first-degree murder in the 2009 deaths of Brooke Phillips, Milagros Barrera, Jennifer Lynn Ermey and Casey Mark Barrientos. The other murder counts are because Brooke Phillips and Barrera were pregnant.

Denny Phillips - who is not related to Brooke Phillips - and Hogshooter have pleaded not guilty.

The Oklahoman reports that prosecutors opened the trial Friday saying the victims died horrifically by being hit, cut, stabbed and shot before their bodies were set on fire.

Brooke Phillips was featured on HBO show about the Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal brothel near Carson City, Nevada.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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