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Michael Bever ordered to serve 6 sentences back-to-back; likely to never get out of prison

Michael Bever ordered to serve 6 sentences back-to-back; likely to never get out of prison (KTUL)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- Michael Bever will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.

The judge told him he must serve his five life sentences, plus 28 years, back-to-back.

"My two beautiful girls have gone through enough and I want this to be over for them," the surviving sisters' adopted mother wrote.

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Today the Bever sisters and their new family got what they asked for.

"I am very gratified by the ruling of judge Holmes," District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said. "I think that was exactly what she needed to do."

It's been three years since Michael and Robert Bever brutally stabbed five family members and nearly killed one of their sisters.

Jurors felt Bever could change and recommended he serve his life sentences concurrently, with the chance to one day get out of prison.

"I am 56 years old," Kunzweiler said. "So, according to what the defense was asking for, Michael Bever would be younger than I am today, walking out of prison after killing five people."

Defense Attorney Corbin Brewster is still fighting to give Bever a second chance.

"It is going to be ordering a record that is in the thousands of pages, going through that and appealing each and every issue in this case," he said.

When the judge told Bever her decision, he looked at Brewster and smiled, both nodding their heads at each other.

"Michael took it well, he understands he has got a lot of time for the courts to figure this out and for the courts to get it right and that is what I've prepared him for and that is what we are going to do," Brewster said.

Bever will spend the next ten days in the Tulsa County Jail before he is transferred to prison.


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