In July, 2015, teenage brothers Robert and Michael Bever acted on their premeditated plan to murder their family, killing their parents David and April as well as 3 of their 5 siblings, Daniel, Christopher and Victoria, while 2 sisters survived.

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Corey Jones, Samantha Vicent. Tulsa World (The Daily Oklahoman). “13-year-old stabbing victim IDs brothers as attackers.” July 25, 2015.

Corey Jones, Samantha Vicent. Tulsa World (The Daily Oklahoman). “Information about Broken Arrow family remains sparse after stabbing deaths.”

Samantha Vicent. Tulsa World (The Daily Oklahoman). August 4, 2015.

Samantha Vicent, The Daily Oklahoman. “DA charges two brothers with five counts of muder in family slaying.” August 1,  2015.

Lexington Herald-Leader. “Brothers charged in stabbing deaths of parents, siblings.” August 1, 2015.

Associated Press (Herald and Review). “Brothers charged with five counts of murder.” August 2, 2015.

Associated Press (LNP Always Lancaster). “Searching for answers after fatal stabbings.” August 2, 2015.

Samantha Vicent. Tulsa World (The Daily Oklahoman). “911 call at scene of slayings will be read not heard.” August 6, 2015.

Tim Talley, Associated Press [Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, Ga.)]. “Court: Teen to be tried as adult in stabbings.” January 22, 2016.

Samantha Vicent. Tulsa World (The Daily Oklahoman). “Court rejects teen’s appeal in murder case.” January 22, 2016.

Samantha Vicent, Arianna Pickard, Tulsa World. (The Daily Oklahoman). “Judge says brothers should be tried in family member’s deaths.” February 24, 2016.

Associated Press (The Springfield News-Leader). “Teen’s attorney may seek insanity defense at killings.” October 8, 2016.

Arianna Pickard, Tulsa World (The Daily Oklahoman). “Broken Arrow man avoids death penalty in family slaying case.” September 8, 2016.

Corey Jones, Tulsa World (The Daily Oklahoman). “Bever home blaze isn’t keeping Broken Arrow city councilor from memorial plans.” March 21, 2017.

Samantha Vicent, Tulsa World (The Daily Oklahoman). “Bever brother’s trial delayed again in his family’s homicides.” August 29, 2017.

Associated Press. Tulsa World (The Daily Oklahoman). “Prosecutor allowed to remain on murder case.” April 12, 2017.

Associated Press. Tulsa World (The Daily Oklahoman). “Trial begins in family’s killings.” April 17, 2017.

Samantha Vicent, Michael Overall, Tulsa World. April 23, 2018. 'I hope they're OK,' Michael Bever told arresting officer after family murders

Tulsa World Staff and Wire Reports. The Daily Oklahoman. “Brother convicted of killing 5 in family.” May 10, 2018.

Associated Press [The Park City Daily News (Bowling Green Kentucky)]. “Oklahoma teen convicted in 5 killings set for sentencing.” May 10, 2018.

Associated Press. Tulsa World (The Daily Oklahoman). “Broken Arrow Murders: ‘When do you want them out?’” May 11, 2018.

Associated Press (Los Angeles Times). “Jury shows leniency to Oklahoma man who killed family.” May 12, 2018.

Tulsa World. July 31, 2020. Bever homicides: A timeline of events from the murders in 2015 to the brothers' convictions

Samantha Vicent, Tulsa World. August 22, 2015. Broken Arrow homicides: Video cameras found near spot bodies were found, detectives say

Arianna Pickford, Tulsa World. October 2, 2015. Broken Arrow killings: Attorney challenges state law mandating younger Bever brother be charged as adult

Samantha Vicent, Tulsa World. October 13, 2015. Broken Arrow killings: Autopsy reports reveal Bever parents stabbed dozens of times

News on 6. February 23, 2016. Testimony: BA Murder Suspect Robert Bever Wanted To Kill 100+ People

Rick Couri, KRMG. February 24, 2016. WARNING: Graphic details from testimony in Bever brothers hearing

Samantha Vicent, Tulsa World. February 24, 2016. Broken Arrow brothers who killed family wanted to be mass murderers, police testify

Corey Jones, Tulsa World. July 7, 2016. Robert Bever attempted to hang himself in Tulsa Jail cell

KFOR-TV and K. Querry, KFOR. March 6, 2018. Defense attorneys say there is missing evidence in Bever murder case

Jonathan Greco, KOCO. September 7, 2016. Robert Bever sentenced to life without parole in killing of family

News on 6. April 20, 2018. Surviving Bever Sister Testifies In Brother's Murder Trial

KJRH. May 4, 2018. Robert Bever takes stand in brother's trial

Corey Jones, Tulsa World. March 19, 2017. Vacant Broken Arrow home where five Bever family members were killed burns in overnight blaze

Ruined home where Bevers were slain is torn down in Broken Arrow

Samantha Vicent, Tulsa World. January 5, 2018. Michael Bever's defense claims sister's diary was mishandled by police, contained evidence of abuse

Samantha Vicent, Tulsa World. April 20, 2018. Jury seated in Michael Bever's murder trial; opening statements start Friday

Samantha Vicent, Michael Overall, Tulsa World. April 20, 2018. 'They were trying to kill everyone,' surviving sister testifies in Bever quintuple murder trial

Clayton Youngman, Amy Jensen, KTUL. May 4, 2018. Robert Bever sobs in brother's murder trial: 'I don't know what I was thinking'

Amy Jensen, KTUL. May 7, 2018. Robert Bever testifies to lying during his police interviews

Michael Overall, Tulsa World. May 9, 2018. Michael Bever found guilty on all counts in quintuple-murder trial

Michael Overall, Tulsa World. July 24, 2018. Michael Bever, crying before judge: 'I can’t believe that it actually happened'; sentencing delayed

Samantha Vicent, Tulsa World. June 27, 2020. 3-2 ruling upholds decision to keep Michael Bever in prison for life despite jury's push for parole

Matt Trotter, Public Radio Tulsa. November 17, 2020. Robert Bever Sentenced to Additional Life Sentences for Prison Assault

Megan Butler, KTUL. April 23, 2021. Supreme Court ruling gives opportunity to revoke chance of parole for Michael Bever

Rick Maranon, Fox 23 News. April 22, 2021. Tulsa County DA looking to strip Bever of chance at parole after juvenile offender ruling

BEVER v. STATE :: 2020 :: Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Decisions :: Oklahoma Case Law :: Oklahoma Law :: US Law :: Justia

Jessica Remer, KTUL. May 18, 2018. Graphic evidence related to Bever family murders released after Michael Bever's conviction

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