Suspect in Baldwin's couples death asks for change of venue
One of the suspects in the deaths of a Lake County couple at their vacation home in southwest Missouri wants to have his trial moved.
The Springfield News-Leader reports court records indicate 17-year-old Anthony Zarro of Spring, Texas, is seeking a change of venue and a new judge.
On Wednesday, Zarro's arraignment was rescheduled for July 1. The second suspect, 16-year-old Christopher Allen of Nashville, Tenn., waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
The two teens are being charged as adults in the deaths of Paul and Margaret Brooks in January. The Baldwin couple was vacationing in the Ozarks in southwest Missouri when they were beaten and stabbed to death.
The boys, who were 16 and 15 at the time, ran away from a nearby juvenile camp for boys shortly before the couple was killed.
Deputies found their bodies after a neighbor called and said he was holding two suspicious young men at gun point. Investigators believe the teens broke into an unoccupied home next door to the Brooks and stayed for several nights. Local law enforcement did not say how the couple died, nor how long they may have been dead.
A memorial service is scheduled to be held this July in Baldwin.