"Not all of it helped me. But it was the truth to Robert. Robert's filter, Robert's truth came out in this jury trial. And I think that was important for the jury to hear," Chief Public Defender Corbin Brewster said.
Brewster said it's clear Robert suffers from mental illness and he changed his story multiple times. But the public defender said only a few people could paint the picture of the Bever home life and what happened on that July 2015 night.
After Robert left the stand the defense called back the lead investigator to point out multiple pieces of evidence that went missing.
"How in the world is that related to whether Michael or Robert Bever were responsible for the deaths of their family? I call that a distraction and I think that's going to be obvious to the jury," Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said.
The missing evidence includes a hard drive and computers that were not properly logged and gone for extensive periods of time, up to two years. The officer said she was unaware of some of the errors happening in the investigation.
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