Crime scene investigator brought to tears while introducing gruesome evidence in Michael Bever trial

Posted at 5:38 PM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 19:12:13-04

TULSA, Okla. -- Investigators described the crime scene as red in every room, and on Thursday jurors witnessed blood on countless surfaces of the downstairs portion of the Bever home.

At one point both Michael Bever and the crime scene investigator were brought to tears.

This followed violent images of stab wounds covering father David Bever's body and the bodies of the five and seven year old children stabbed in the downstairs bathroom. Jurors also looked at photos of Robert Bever the night of the crime covered in blood.

The defense pointed out that in photos of Michael, he does not have major blood stains himself.

"Our defense is the difference between Robert and Michael and the differences between what they did. And those photos offer a very powerful contrast," chief public defender Corbin Brewster said.

The defense also drew attention to electronic evidence that went missing over a one year period, and items that were opened and never re-sealed. Ultimately this is what led to the firing of Broken Arrow's chief investigator. But the prosecution believes this won't have an impact on their case.

"I've never seen in this case any evidence to suggest that a computer killed any one of the five people, or that a hard drive was responsible for the death of any of these people," Tulsa County district attorney Steve Kunzweiler said.

Thursday morning the judge ruled the 100 plus autopsy photos will not be seen in court, because there is no doubt as to how the victims died.

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