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One of the boys accused of murdering an elderly couple in January waived his preliminary hearing last week and was bound over for trial.

Prosecutors allege that Anthony "Tony" Zarro, of Spring, Texas, broke into a lakefront house near Lampe where Paul "Brian" and Margaret "Susan" Brooks were vacationing and stabbed and bludgeoned the couple to death. 


Susan and Brian Brooks (family photo)


Zarro, 17, and another teen Christopher Allen, 16, of Nashville, Tennessee had runaway from the Lives Under Construction boys ranch near Lampe a few days before the murders and had broken into a house next door to the Brookses where they were hiding out.

Judge Alan Blankenship ruled last month that both boys will stand trial as adults.

Zarro, who formally entered a not guilty plea, will be arraigned in circuit court on May 29th.  Allen's preliminary hearing is scheduled to be heard the same day.

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