Son, three others charged in fatal Park Hills fire

PARK HILLS, Mo. (KSDK) - Four men -- including the victims' son -- are charged in the murder of a Park Hills couple found dead in their burning home early Monday morning.

Dallas Halter, 19, is charged with shooting his parents and setting their house on fire, according to the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. He faces first degree murder, burglary and arson charges.

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His three friends, identified as William Carrico, 19, Adam Moore, 19, and Maxwell Lee, 24, are charged with second degree murder and other crimes.

All four men hail from Iron County, Mo., and have been arrested in the past 24 hours.

Halter allegedly drove with the three others in Lee's van to his parents' house in the early hours of Monday morning, according to a probable cause statement. He entered their home with a handgun, and shot and killed his parents before stealing two long rifles, a coffee can containing change and money from his fathers' pants pocket, the statement goes on to say.

He also allegedly took his dog out of the home and put it inside of Lee's van, before lighting the house on fire, according to the statement. Just before they arrived at his parents' home, Halter allegedly talked about robbing his parents with Moore, Carrico and Lee.

The fire broke out Monday before 4:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Barnes Road, just off of Missouri Route 32.

The bodies of 50-year-old Stanley Halter and his wife, 46-year-old Tammy Halter, were found inside the home.

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