Attorneys ask charges be dismissed in Oklahoma stabbings

Ponca City Now - June 7, 2016 10:02 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Attorneys for one of two Oklahoma teenage brothers charged in the stabbing deaths of their parents and three siblings have asked for the charges to be dismissed.

The Tulsa World ( ) reports that attorneys for 19-year-old Robert Bever filed several motions Friday, including one for dismissal of charges.

Robert Bever and his 17-year-old brother, Michael Bever, have been charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the July stabbing of their parents, David and April Bever, their 12- and 7-year-old brothers Daniel and Christopher, and 5-year-old sister Victoria.

The brothers have also been charged with one count of assault and battery with intent to kill in the stabbing of their 13-year-old sister.

The District Attorney’s Office hasn’t said whether it will pursue the death sentence for Robert Bever.


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