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Teens charged in Mo. cabin killings

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Two teenagers who escaped from a juvenile rehabilitation camp will be tried as adults in the fatal beating and stabbing of a Michigan couple in a botched robbery at a vacation cabin in southwest Missouri, a judge said Tuesday.

Anthony Zarro, 17, and Christopher Allen, 16, are charged in the January slayings of Margaret and Paul Brian Brooks, aged 69 and 70.

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The Baldwin, Mich., couple were staying in a relative’s cabin near Table Rock Lake on Jan. 31, when a neighbor came upon the scene, according to court documents.

The neighbor saw the blood-spattered teenagers loading items from the cabin into the Brooks car and
held them at gunpoint until police arrived, the document said.

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