NewsLocal News

Actions

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. 

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