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.

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.