Broken Arrow neighborhood where Bever murders happened continues healing, looking to move on

Posted at 6:21 PM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 23:27:07-04

BROKEN ARROW, Okla.-- Neighbors who live in the neighborhood where the Bever family was brutally killed say they are trying to move on.

The house has sat empty for more than a year and neighbors aren't sure how much longer it will be that way.

Julie Wallace says she hopes Robert Bever's sentence will help move the process along. She's surprised a guilty plea happened so quickly.

"I was shocked I expected them to be in it for the long-haul the looks on their faces before the attitudes of the display before I was expecting them to just really go for it," neighbor Julie Wallace said.

Sitting empty for more than a year, the former Bever home still haunts some who live nearby.

Neighbors are relieved the legal process is moving quicker than many of them expected.

And for some part of the healing process includes getting rid of the house-- and the attention it brings.

The Mcgha family just bought the house next door about a month ago.

They would like to see the house torn down and turned into an extension of a nearby park.

According to the Tulsa County Assessors' office, the house was built in 1972. It's currently worth $259,000, online records show.



Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook