Robert and Michael Bever are a pair of brothers who would murder their parents and three siblings in a case that shocked in Oklahoma. According to court documents the two teen killers wanted to undertake a mass shooting outside of the home that would rival the Columbine massacre but instead they took it out on their own family. The parents of the two brothers as well as three younger siblings would all be murdered by knife wounds. Both of the brothers were tried, convicted and sentenced to life in prison terms
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Height: 5 ft 8 in
Weight: 132 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Alias: Michael Bever
OK DOC#: 793381Birth Date: 11/4/1998
Current Facility: LEXINGTON CORRECTIONAL CENTER, LEXIN
Reception Date: 8/20/2018
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Weight: 132 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
OK DOC#: 748422Birth Date: 9/17/1996
Current Facility: JOSEPH HARP CORRECTIONAL CENTER, LEXIN
Reception Date: 9/29/2016
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Evidence released Friday from the investigation into the Bever family murders includes chilling images of the brothers just after their 2015 arrest, childlike drawings inside Michael Bever’s jailhouse journal and a heartbreaking 911 recording of one of the young victims begging for help.
Michael Bever was convicted last week of killing his parents and three siblings and attacking another sister who survived. A jury has recommended he be sentenced to life in prison with a chance at parole.
His older brother, Robert, pleaded guilty to the same charges and is serving five life sentences.
Among the evidence is a red composition notebook in which Michael Bever made crayon drawings while behind bars at the Tulsa County Jail.
He often drew about death, the murders of his family and other killers he admired, including Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes and cult leader Jim Jones.
In his initial police interview, Michael says he only stabbed one of his brothers but later admits to stabbing his mother, cutting his finger in the process.
Michael said he pretended to try to help his brothers and sisters but really tricked them until Robert could kill them. When asked how he felt about the attack hours later, he told the detective he didn’t want to think about it.
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One of two Broken Arrow brothers who are imprisoned for the murders of five family members was assigned additional life sentences this year.
Robert Bever, now 24, was ordered to serve three life sentences on top of his six others after he attempted to attack prison staff in July 2019 with an 8-inch long “sharpened instrument.”
One of the two staff members Bever approached at Joseph Harp Correctional Center, a social services specialist, wrapped him in a bear hug and ordered him to drop the weapon, a report states.
Information on whether the confrontation resulted in injury to staff or the inmate was redacted in the report, but Bever was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of possessing a weapon in a penal institution.
He was convicted upon pleading guilty in August, and a Cleveland County judge ordered him to serve three concurrent life sentences that will run consecutively to his previously earned life sentences.
Bever and his younger brother, Michael Bever, plotted for at least a year to kill their family and start a mass-killing spree.
They murdered five of their family members and critically injured another in 2015 before fleeing from police. The teenage sister survived, and the youngest sibling, age 2, was discovered alive in the home, unharmed and apparently forgotten by the brothers.
Parents David Bever, 52, and April Bever, 44, along with three of their children, Daniel Bever, 12, Christopher Bever, 7, and Victoria Bever, 5, died in the attack.
Police found Robert and Michael Bever nearby.
Robert Bever, then 18, was convicted a year later of five counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon. He received five life sentences without parole and a life sentence with the possibility of parole.
Michael Bever, 16 at the time of the attack, was convicted in 2018 of five counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault with intent to kill. He received five life sentences and one 28-year sentence. He’s now 22.
The two surviving children were adopted by a Tulsa family, and the Bever home was demolished, making way for a neighborhood park that was dedicated in 2019.
The brothers remain in the Joseph Harp Correctional Center in Lexington, according to online DOC records.
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A new ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday may be used in a Tulsa County murder case.
The ruling would make it easier to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison without possibility of parole.
The Supreme Court will no longer require that in order to sentence a juvenile to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a judge or jury would have to determine the defendant is both permanently incorrigible and irreparably corrupt.
Now, a minor can be sentenced based off circumstances of the case alone.
Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said this gives him the opportunity to get the possibility of parole revoked for Michael Bever, who was convicted of brutally stabbing his parents and three siblings to death in 2015 and attacking a sister who survived
Michael was 15 at the time of the murders. His older brother, Robert Bever, pleaded guilty to the murders and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The judge sentenced Michael to consecutively serve five life terms, each estimated at 45 years, in addition to 28 years for the assault. He currently has the possibility of parole, but not until he serves 85% of his more than 200-year sentence.
Kunzweiler released the following statement on Friday:
Yesterday the United States Supreme Court rendered a decision which clarified the standard upon which murder defendants who are under the age of 18 should be evaluated when it comes to sentencing. Specifically, the Supreme Court ruled that it was unnecessary to determine a murderer under 18 was “permanently incorrigible” in order to be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. This is a significant ruling because the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals adopted the “permanently incorrigible” standard just prior to the completion of the Michael Bever jury trial. Mr. Bever was charged along with his brother Robert Bever with murdering five members of their immediate family and nearly killing a sixth. The jury in the Michael Bever case was instructed that he had to be found “permanently incorrigible” in order to be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. Our office will review the Supreme Court’s ruling to evaluate whether we have any avenue to revisit his sentence, which was five life sentences (with the possibility of parole). I have long stated that I do not believe that he should ever be released from prison based upon his role in the deaths of his family members. If there is a judicial path to reconsider his sentences, we will pursue it. Certainly, based upon this ruling I believe the Oklahoma legislature should enact legislation to correspond Oklahoma’s murder sentencing laws with the Supreme Court’s pronouncement.