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Life without parole sentences handed down to 2 men convicted in “Cathouse” murders

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Denny Phillips, Russell Hogshooter

OKLAHOMA CITY – Multiple life in prison sentences have been handed down to two men who are convicted in the deaths of four people, including a woman featured on the HBO series “Cathouse.”

Oklahoma County District Judge Tim Henderson handed down the sentences Friday to Denny Phillips and Russell Hogshooter.

In June, a 12-member jury found Phillips and Hogshooter guilty of six counts of first-degree murder in the 2009 deaths of 22-year-old Brooke Phillips, 32-year-old Casey Mark Barrientos, 22-year-old Milagros Barrera and 25-year-old Jennifer Lynn Ermey. Phillips and Hogshooter were also convicted in the deaths of the unborn children of Phillips and Barrera.

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

Prosecutors said Denny Phillips ordered Russell Hogshooter and two other men to kill known drug dealer Casey Barrientos over a dispute involving money.

Attorneys for the state also said the three women at the house that night were killed to get rid of them as witnesses.

Phillips and Hogshooter were sentenced to serve life in prison without parole for the six murder charges.