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BEVER FAMILY: State of Oklahoma vs Michael Bever for murder of parents and 3 siblings *GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by Uno2Much, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Jury seated in Michael Bever's murder trial; opening statements start Friday
    By Samantha Vicent

    After four days of jury selection, opening statements will start Friday morning in Michael Bever’s quintuple murder trial, beginning what both sides have promised will be a “tough” case for jurors to hear.

    Bever, 19, faces five first-degree murder counts and one count of assault and battery with intent to kill in the July 2015 stabbings of his parents and four siblings in Broken Arrow, where one sister survived and is expected to be among the first witnesses to testify.

    Read more: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/courts/jury-seated-in-michael-bever-s-murder-trial-opening-statements/article_6d214692-d668-5945-a788-e0f669785fc4.html


    Jury Seated In Michael Bever Murder Trial
    Posted: Apr 19, 2018 6:21 PM EDTUpdated: Apr 19, 2018 7:38 PM EDT
    BY: LORI FULLBRIGHT


    Bever's public defenders asked a lot of questions about homeschooling, bullying and whether teenagers have the same brain capacity as adults.

    Prosecutors asked questions about holding people accountable for their actions, regardless of how they grew up or went to school.

    Read more: http://www.newson6.com/story/37999083/jury-seated-in-michael-bever-murder-trial



    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/jury-seated-oklahoma-family-slaying-case-54597889
     
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  2. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Wonder if this trial will be live streamed
     
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  3. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

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  4. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    from March:
    Defense attorneys claim that they are concerned about missing and mishandled evidence in the case.

    According to KJRH, defense attorneys are asking the assistant district attorney to testify about a missing hard drive. Prosecutors said the OSBI was unable to access any information on the device, and as soon as it went missing, they contacted the defense.

    Officials say the detective in the case resigned after she allegedly mishandled evidence.

    http://kfor.com/2018/03/06/defense-attorneys-say-there-is-missing-evidence-in-bever-murder-case/
     
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  5. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    A lot of information here about opening statements & first witnesses (can someone watch & summarize?)
    911 operator
    sister's testimony



    https://www.facebook.com/taylornewc...B6Pfkn6MQ5mLqGKn0eopLSZLnfr4fO8DFbyS8a0ffhdJs

    Surviving Bever Sister Testifies In Brother's Murder Trial


    The Bever sister who survived when five other members of her family were killed took the stand against her brother, Michael Bever, Friday afternoon.
    Because of the trauma the surviving sister went through, and to avoid being in the same room as her brother, she testified in a different courtroom with the judge and attorneys. That testimony was shown in a TV screen in the courtroom with the jury.

    During the testimony, the now 16-year-old girl recalled that night saying her family went bowling then came home and had dinner. She said she remembers walking in on her brothers and hearing one of them say "are we gonna do this now?"

    She said that's when her brother Robert slit her throat and stomach, then stabbed her multiple times in the chest, arms and neck. The girl, 13 at the time, said she tried to scream and run out of the house, but she collapsed and was brought back in the home.

    She said she remembers fading in and out, but heard a knock at the door and realized it was a police officer. She said the next thing she remembers is waking up in a hospital. During her testimony, the girl got emotional recalling hearing the screams coming from the home.

    http://www.newson6.com/story/380054...-expected-to-testify-in-brothers-murder-trial

    Officer Calls Bever Home Bloodiest Scene He's Ever Been To

    Jurors in the Michael Bever murder trial saw crime scene photos for the first time Monday. They also heard from a Broken Arrow Police officer who described it as the bloodiest scene he's been to in his 15 years on the force.

    http://www.newson6.com/story/380198...er-describes-responding-to-bever-murder-scene
     
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  6. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    'Morbid and violent' drawings in Michael Bever's jailhouse notebook, detention officer testifies
    Drawings in notebooks, described as 'morbid and violent,' will be evidence
    By Samantha Vicent and Michael Overall
    Apr 30, 2018

    Performing a routine search of Michael Bever’s jail cell in January 2016, a detention officer found a notebook that contained “morbid and violent” drawings that will now be used as evidence against him as his quintuple-murder trial enters its third week.

    The jury, however, didn’t get to see the drawings Monday, as Detention Officer Seth Garner provided only a brief description of the contents. Bever, then 17 and charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three young siblings, drew with crayons, Garner told the jury.

    After seeing the drawings, he was concerned Bever might have “homicidal or suicidal intentions” and gave the notebook to the jail psychiatrist, Garner testified.

    Read more: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/cour...cle_e5e27a14-36e0-5c43-9760-8c9525ae8587.html
     
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  7. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Hand prints, footprints focus of testimony in Michael Bever trial on Tuesday
    By Samantha Vicent
    May 1, 2018

    Analyzing her photos at an OSBI lab over the next year, she told a jury on day 12 of Michael Bever’s murder trial that she identified the teenager as the contributor of a red-stained palm print from his right hand on the interior side of the front door.

    The discovery is an important component of the state’s case, as prosecutors have alleged Michael dragged his oldest sister, identified in court only as C.B., back in the house after she unsuccessfully attempted to escape to a neighbor’s for help. Michael and Robert were arrested shortly after midnight in a muddy, wooded area several hundred yards behind their home.

    Read more: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/cour...cle_dfc87b1a-9995-54e3-81d0-f7170b971cd5.html
     
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  8. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Medical Examiner Testifies In Michael Bever Murder Trial
    Posted: May 01, 2018 2:27 PM EDTUpdated: May 01, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

    The medical examiner who performed the autopsy on parents David and April Bever testified Tuesday, saying he recorded 28 total wounds on David's body.

    Dr. Joshua Lanter said David Bever was stabbed multiple times in the back, chest, stomach, arms, face and neck. He said the neck wound hit a major artery that would have caused someone to bleed to death even without other injuries.

    Read more: http://www.news9.com/story/38086084/testimony-continues-on-day-8-of-michael-bever-murder-trial
     
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  9. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Medical Examiner, DNA Expert Testify In Bever Murder Trial
    Posted: May 02, 2018 1:11 PM EDTUpdated: May 02, 2018 7:25 PM EDT
    BY: TAYLOR NEWCOMB


    The medical examiner performed the autopsies on 12-year-old Daniel, 7-year-old Christopher, and 5-year-old Victoria.

    So far, Dr. David Arboe has gone through the body diagrams of Daniel and Christopher.

    [......]
    A DNA expert took the stand Wednesday afternoon as well.

    That expert told jurors she found Michael Bever's DNA on the handle of a knife that could have been used to kill three members of his family.

    Expert Grace Helms said she found DNA for David, Daniel, and Christopher Bever on the blade of that same knife.

    Read more: http://www.newson6.com/story/38095850/medical-examiner-takes-stand-in-bever-murder-trial
     
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  10. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Robert Bever Takes Stand In Younger Brother's Murder Trial
    Posted: May 04, 2018 12:09 PM EDTUpdated: May 04, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

    Robert Bever, who pleaded guilty to five counts of murder, is testifying Friday. He has so far answered questions about the family's history and experiences with home schooling.

    He started his testimony in a composed manner but became visibly upset when he was shown a photo of a hatchet found at the scene. At that point, he began breathing heavily and burst into tears.

    "I don't know what I was thinking," he said.

    Read more: http://www.newson6.com/story/381145...resent-its-case-in-michael-bever-murder-trial


    When Robert Bever took the stand Friday, he broke down in tears when shown a picture of one of the bloodied murder weapons.

    "That's a lot of blood," Bever said. "I'm sorry. I don't know what I was thinking."

    Read more: http://ktul.com/news/local/robert-b...-murder-trial-i-dont-know-what-i-was-thinking
     
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  11. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    'I know I was lying most of the time when I was talking to the police,' Robert Bever says in younger brother's quintuple murder trial
    By Samantha Vicent and Michael Overall

    A blood-stained Robert Bever made a move to leave his childhood home through his slain parents’ garage late July 22, 2015, but he told jurors on Monday that his younger brother, Michael, warned him not to exit that way because police might see them.
    [.....]
    Starting the fourth week of Michael’s quintuple murder trial, his defense again suggested 21-year-old Robert, who has pleaded guilty and is serving life in prison without parole, was to blame for the violence. And last week, as the defense’s star witness, Robert told the court he never saw Michael stab or slash anyone.

    He even told Michael’s attorney, Chief Public Defender Corbin Brewster, on Monday that he exaggerated Michael’s participation when he spoke to police and didn’t remember giving, as he put it, the “shady” prosecution’s mental health expert in October anything incriminating about Michael.

    [.....]
    “I don’t remember much of what I said on Friday,” Robert later told the prosecutor of his earlier testimony, explaining, “To be honest, you started yelling and that made me nervous, so I just let out a loose stream” of words. But when asked at the end of his time on the stand if he thought his decision to take responsibility for the stabbings would help his brother, Robert told McAmis, “Yes” after a short pause.

    Read more: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/bever/i-know-i-was-lying-most-of-the-time-when/article_ffa0915a-1654-5766-ae52-e50a20309576.html WARNING: Graphic content
     
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  12. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Oklahoma teen convicted in 5 killings set for sentencing

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma teenager convicted in the fatal stabbings of five family members is set for sentencing Thursday, when jurors will consider whether he should spend the rest of his life behind bars.
    [.....]
    The jury will hear evidence from prosecutors and defense attorneys Thursday before recommending a sentence of life in prison, either with or without parole.
    [.....]
    The younger brother's attorney, Corbin Brewster, said after the verdict that he will urge the jury to sentence Michael Bever to life with the possibility of parole. He said his client was "stunned" by the verdict.

    Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/news/nation...cle_055d5e6f-f11e-5698-bfad-57712e6df355.html
     
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  13. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Michael Bever handed 28-year sentence for attack that severely injured sister
    By Samantha Vicent Tulsa World
    May 10, 2018


    Jurors on Thursday recommended that Michael Bever spend 28 years in prison for an assault that left his sister seriously injured during an attack that resulted in the deaths of five other family members inside their Broken Arrow home in July 2015.

    Jurors made their recommendation after less than an hour of deliberations.
    [.....]
    Jurors are expected to determine Michael’s punishment for the murder counts on Friday after hearing from expert witnesses and others about whether the now-19-year-old should ever have a chance for parole.

    Read more: http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagel...cle_d758539b-ddf7-560f-a06c-7c69961ac3b6.html
     
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  14. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Life sentences with the possibility of parole recommended for Michael Bever in family slayings
    By Samantha Vicent and Michael Overall

    Bever has a nonverbal IQ that is "borderline to mental retardation" with intellectual impairments that could have been caused by head injuries suffered as a small child, a psychiatrist told jurors Friday morning.
    [.....]
    "He grew up in complete isolation," Dr. Anna Mazur told the court, "and his role model was a psychopath."

    Michael's low IQ and personality made him "easy to manipulate" and "susceptible to outside influence," Mazur said.

    Read more: http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagel...cle_8d86c9ed-16ee-56dc-b9a1-a06f2627b2ab.html
     
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  15. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Oklahoma Teen to Serve 5 Life Terms for Killing Family
    A 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of stabbing his parents and three siblings to death has been sentenced to five consecutive life terms in prison.

    Aug. 9, 2018, at 1:43 p.m.

    TULSA, OKLA. (AP) — A 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of stabbing his parents and three siblings to death was sentenced Thursday to five life terms in prison to run consecutively, meaning that even with the possibility of parole he likely won't ever be released.

    Michael Bever was 16 years old in 2015 when prosecutors say he and his older brother, Robert Bever, killed their mother, father, two younger brothers and 5-year-old sister at their suburban Tulsa home. Two other sisters survived the attack.

    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 convicted in May of five counts of first-degree murder.

    Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/us/arti...gets-life-term-for-killing-parents-3-siblings
     
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