• Bever brothers charged with first degree murder

    By: Lynn Casey


    TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

    • Robert Bever, 18, and Michael Bever, 16, charged with five first degree murder charges for the deaths of their parents and 3 siblings
    • Charged with assault and battery with intent to kill for the multiple stabbings of their 13-year-old sister
    • Brothers are charged in concert for the attack on their parents and siblings and their surviving sister. 
    • 16-year-old is charged as an adult 

    Tulsa County District Attorney announced the teenage brothers accused of stabbing their parents and three siblings to death are charged with five first degree murder counts. 

    Robert Bever, 18, and Michael Bever, 16, are also charged with assault  and battery with intent to kill for the attack on their 13-year-old sister. The brothers are charged together in the crimes. 

    READ MORE: Complete coverage of the deaths of the Bever family 

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    A two-year-old sister was found in the home unharmed. However, police said they have no reason to believe the brothers intended to spare her life. They credit one of the younger brothers with saving her life by making a call to 911 before he died.

    Under state law, Michael Bever will be charged as an adult because of the murder charges. He won't be subject to provisions of the Youthful Offender Act or juvenile code.

    Both brothers will make their first court appearance Monday morning.

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