Prosecutor to remain on 2015 death case

The Associated Press - April 11, 2018 5:26 pm

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A judge has ruled that an Oklahoma prosecutor won’t be recused from a quintuple death case.

District Judge Sharon Holmes ruled Tuesday that Assistant District Attorney Sarah McAmis can remain on the Michael Bever case. Holmes found that there wasn’t evidence of improper behavior by the District Attorney’s office.

An internal investigation determined last month that former Broken Arrow Police Detective Gayla Adcock had “grossly mishandled evidence” in the case. Chief public defender Corbin Brewster had also accused McAmis of being involved in mishandling evidence.

But Holmes ruled that there was no correlation between McAmis’ actions and those of Adcock.

Bever faces murder charges for the 2015 stabbing deaths of five family members and an assault charge involving a sibling who survived the attack. The 19-year-old’s trial is scheduled to begin April 16.

 

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