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Closing arguments expected Wednesday morning in Michael Bever murder trial

Posted at 8:00 AM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 18:17:11-04

The jury is currently in deliberations in the Michael Bever murder trial.

Closing arguments began Wednesday morning in the high-profile murder trial of the Broken Arrow teen accused of killing five family members and nearly killing a sixth.

Bever faces five counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault and battery with intent to kill.

He's 19 now, but was 16 at the time of the murders.

On July 22, 2015, Broken Arrow Police and first responders found the teenager's parents and three younger siblings stabbed to death in the family home.

The medical examiner found more than 100 stab wounds on all of the bodies. Two children survived the brutal attack.

On Tuesday, Michael's public defender, Corbin Brewster, said he intends to explain in closing arguments that the only killer was older brother, Robert Bever.

"We heard from Robert Bever that he was the lone attacker. We heard from [the Bever sister] that Michael never attacked her," Brewster said. "I'm going to ask the jury to consider that and to consider that Michael Bever is not a murderer."

Robert Bever is already serving multiple life sentences in prison after being convicted of the murders.

If Michael is convicted, he could also face life in prison. The death penalty is not an option because the accused was a teen at the time of the crime.

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