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Oklahoma Jurors Convict Younger Brother In Family Murder

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  A jury in Oklahoma has found the younger of two brothers guilty of fatally stabbing their parents and three siblings.
    
Jurors handed down the verdict late Wednesday night in the trial of Michael Bever who was charged with five counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault and battery with intent to kill for his role in the July 2015 stabbings. The trial was in its fourth week.
    
Bever was 16 when authorities said he and his older brother Robert Bever, killed their parents, two younger brothers and 5-year-old sister.
    
Robert Bever, who was 18 at the time of the killings, pleaded guilty in 2016 and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
    
Michael Bever was accused of acting with his older brother to stab their parents and younger siblings to death inside their home in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa. A fourth sibling was critically injured and a toddler was unhurt.
    
Michael Bever did not testify in his own defense, and his attorneys relied heavily on the testimony of Robert Bever, who told his brother's jury that he wanted to take responsibility for all of his family members' deaths.
    
In a videotaped interview that jurors saw last week, Michael Bever told two detectives that he stabbed his 10-year-old brother and his mother, April Bever. Her blood was found on the T-shirt he was wearing when he was arrested.
 

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