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More surprising evidence comes to light in Michael Bever murder trial

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Posted at 6:34 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 19:34:40-04

TULSA, Okla. -- More shocking evidence was introduced to jurors in the Michael Bever trial Monday afternoon.

The Broken Arrow teenager is charged with stabbing six family members, killing his parents and three siblings.

On Monday jurors learned about the different pieces of ballistic gear found around the bodies. The defense said they're concerned this clothing was not tested by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. But the Tulsa County district attorney said this is because of limited resources.

"If we all had a pot of gold that we could dip into and make a decision, what's going to be tested and what's not going to be tested, we could just say "let's test everything" and the world would be great. But you all know the reality of our state budget and you all know the reality of what state agencies have to do," Steve Kunzweiler said.

The prosecution also drew attention to a journal Bever kept in 2016 while in a correctional facility. An officer said it was filled with "morbid and violent depictions" and "someone who draws something like this might have a homicidal plan."

"He was on and off suicide watch at the time. He was in a dark place. And I think they're going to make that journal into something different than what it really was," Chief Public Defender Corbin Brewster said.

The crime scene investigator who spoke with Bever the night of the crime said the defendant told her he was not sure what was going to happen because he didn't kill anyone, and that he tried to stop his brother from killing people.

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