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Jury trial moved to April for teen accused of killing parents, siblings in Broken Arrow

Michael Bever and his brother, Robert Bever, were charged with first-degree murder for the gruesome killings of their parents and three siblings. (Tulsa County Sheriff's Office)

A new date has been set for the jury trial of a teenager accused of killing five of his family members in their Broken Arrow home in 2015.

Michael Bever and his brother, Robert Bever, were charged with first-degree murder for the gruesome killings of their parents and three siblings. Michael Bever, who was a minor at the time of the murders but will be tried as an adult, was originally supposed to go to trial Aug. 28, but the jury trial has now been moved to April 16.

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Autopsies showed that the brothers' parents were stabbed dozens of times in the July 2015 attack. Their siblings were 12, 7 and 5 when they were murdered. The Bevers' 13-year-old sister survived the attack, and their 2-year-old was unharmed.

Robert Bever pleaded guilty to the murders in September 2016 and was sentenced to life in prison.

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The Bevers' home and site of the murders was torn down earlier this year. The City of Broken Arrow plans to turn it into a memorial garden.

Michael Bever will appear for a status hearing Oct. 3.

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