Columbine loving teen boy and his older brother decided to start their menace by wiping out their parents and siblings, in Oklahoma
Jury convicts youngest of two brothers who three years ago murdered their family in cold blood, at their home near Tulsa, Oklahoma
Michael Bever, now 19, was convicted on Wednesday of five counts of murder
On July 22, 2015, aged 16 and 18 Michael and his older brother Robert Bever, stabbed their parents and three siblings to death in Broken Arrow, Okla
The leader cops said, was Robert Beaver who fatally stabbed Daniel, 12, Christopher, 7, five-year-old Victoria Bever
Their parents David, 52, and April Bever, 44, were also slaughtered in the massacre
Around 11.30pm on July 22, Robert and Daniel Bever lured their 13-year-old sister into a bedroom, slit her throat and stabbed her in the torso and arms
When their mom April came to the bedroom to find out what was going on, she was stabbed nearly 50 times in the head, neck and torso
Their dad David Bever, was stabbed 28 times in the head, neck and torso.
Their 13-year-old sister survived as did their youngest sibling – the two-year-old girl slept through the massacre, and was unharmed
Robert Bever, now 21, was convicted in 2016 and sentenced to serve life in prison, without possibility of parole
Daniel Bever’s defense attorneys argued that older brother Robert planned the attack and was motivated by his ‘hatred’ of society and ‘everyone’
Michael, 16 at the time, claimed he went along with murder plot to be spared himself
A jury rejected that claim and convicted him on all five counts
Jury will now decide if he should ever get parole
Michael Bever, now 19, was convicted Wednesday on five counts of first degree murder for killing his parents and three siblings in a stabbing frenzy in 2015
An Oklahoma court has convicted the youngest of two brothers for stabbing to death their parents and three of their siblings in a 2015 massacre. Jurors found Michael Bever, 19, guilty of five counts of first degree murder and one count of assault and battery on Wednesday night.
His older brother Robert, now 21, was convicted in 2016 and sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
The pair murdered their parents, David and April Bever, younger brothers Daniel and Christopher, and their sister Victoria in a frenzied stabbing attack in July 2015 at their home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Their 13-year-old sister survived the stabfest as did, a two-year-old sister who was asleep during the incident.
The killers fled to the woods behind their house after the attack and were arrested by police.
Real mugshots: The brothers hid in the woods after the attack and were hunted down by a police dog. They are shown above in the mugshots taken immediately after they were caught with mud on their faces
Bever siblings: Robert Beaver[second right], allegedly stabbed his siblings Christopher [Left], Victoria [third left], and Daniel, [right). Their 13-year-old sister [second from left) and two-year-old sister [on Robert’s lap] survived the ordeal
Michael Bever, now 19, was found guilty on Wednesday of five counts of first degree murder for killing his parents and siblings in a stabbing massacre in 2015.
During Michael’s trial, through his attorneys claimed the attack was driven and orchestrated by his older brother who ‘hated’ society and ‘everyone’.
He admitted that he was obsessed with Columbine but claimed he only went along with his brother’s murderous plot to save his own life.
Michael, who was 16 at the time of the killings, pleaded not guilty on that basis.
He will be sentenced on Thursday morning. A life sentence is inevitable but the jury must decide whether he ought to ever be eligible for parole.
Unfortunate parents David [left], and April Bever [right], were slaughtered by their two oldest boys.
The brothers hid in the woods after the attack and were found by a police dog. They are shown in the mugshots taken immediately after they were caught with mud on their faces, before the shots were retaken after the suspects had been cleaned up.
Michael Bever[left] in his 2015 mugshot was 16 at the time. Murder plot instigator Robert, then 18, is seen [right] after being cleaned up
In this February 2016 picture, Robert leads his younger brother into court in shackles. Michael claimed he was just trying too save his own life by going along with the killings
As they attacked her, their mother April came to the bedroom to find out what was going on. hey turned on her. She was stabbed nearly 50 times in the head, neck and torso.
Fifty-two-year-old David Bever was killed by 28 stab wounds to the head, neck and torso.
Now 21, Robert in October 2016 [photo], he took a plea deal which found him guilty of all five murders but spared him execution in exchange for life without parole
Daniel, 12, was able to call 911 before he succumbed to the nine stab wounds he sustained.
The youngest victim was five-year-old Victoria who the brothers stabbed 18 times. Two-year-old Autumn was asleep throughout the attack and was not harmed.
During his trial, prosecutors heard how Michael tricked his siblings into opening locked doors as they hid from Robert by pretending that he too was under attack.
When police arrived at the family home, there was blood on the porch.
Michael and Robert had fled to the woods behind the house and were found by a police dog.
A plea deal with the oldest survivor of the attack, helped Robert Bever[ right], avoid the death penalty. In exchange the 13-year-old was spared having to testify in court in October 2016
The boys were set to embark on a public mass-shooting, starting with relatives at the family’s home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, near Tulsa Okla., on July 22 2015
The brothers had planned to steal their parents’ car and drive to Washington State after carrying out the killings.
They wanted to shoot five people at a time in random attacks along the way using guns and ammunition Robert had been able to buy online.
Much of Michael’s trial relied on claims made to police by the 13-year-old sister who survived, but was spared having to testify in court in October 2016 in exchange for Robert being spared execution.