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City of Broken Arrow to begin construction on memorial park at site of Bever family murders

Posted at 2:29 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 14:51:04-04

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. -- The city of Broken Arrow on Wednesday will begin construction on a memorial park dedicated to victims of the Bever family murders in 2015.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at 709 Magnolia Court. 

In 2017, private donors gave $50,000 to purchase the home, which has been removed. Officials say the notoriety of the killings of five family members at the home had made the home a target of vandals and onlookers. 

RELATED: Bever home demolished in Broken Arrow Tuesday morning

Both Robert Bever and Michael Bever were found guilty in the killings. Robert Bever was sentenced to life in prison, and a jury recently recommended life in prison for Michael Bever. 

The memorial park will be merged with the existing Indian Springs mini-park bordering the property. 

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