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Henchman of one of state’s most notorious serial killers dies of COVID-1

David Owen Brooks was 65 and serving six life sentences in prison  (MGN/file)
David Owen Brooks was 65 and serving six life sentences in prison (MGN/file)(KWTX)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2020 at 12:44 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP)-

Officials say a henchman of one of the Houston-area's most notorious serial killers has died of COVID-19.

David Owen Brooks was 65 and serving six life sentences in prison for his part in the reign of terror by Dean Corll, who killed at least 28 teenage boys and young men in Houston in the 1970s.

Corll used Brooks and Elmer Wayne Henley to lure victims to an apartment to be tortured and killed.

Henley, who confessed to killing Corll in 1973 after hours of drinking and glue sniffing at Corll’s Pasadena house, also is serving six life sentences.

Brooks died May 28 at Hospital Galveston to which he was transferred on May 12 from the Polunsky Unit in Livingston.

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