Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by zwiebel, Jul 23, 2015.
Guilty on all 6 counts!
Here are attorney statements (video)
Michael Bever Found Guilty In Deaths Of Parents, Siblings
The jury is done for the day but will return Thursday, possibly hearing from more witnesses on both sides, before recommending a sentence of either life or life without parole for Michael Bever.
Now the jury will begin deliberations on the 5 first degree murder charges. Here is an article about what they heard for a psychologist today:
Jury is back. Suggested sentence is Life WITH possibility of parole.
Thank You for the sentencing update. I guess I'm not too surprised he will be eligible for parole eventually because of his young age at the time of the crimes.
There's some interesting info about Michael in the news article. I remember he made some YouTube videos years ago, but I can't recall how he appeared in them. Was he as mentally challenged as the psychiatrist said? How did he get those head injuries as a small child?
A lot of evidence was released to the public today. Here are pages of the journal that Michael Bever kept while in jail (before it was confiscated).
These look like the drawings of a young child IMO.
Here is a link to the 911 call that Daniel Bever made before he was killed. It's heartbreaking and frightening, so don't click unless you want to hear it.
To me too.
Here are links to Michael Bever's voluntary statements to police.
Page 1: http://www.tulsaworld.com/uploaded_photos/michael-bever-voluntary-statement-page/image_c6cb4a92-75b1-5845-a0e7-a9a66b1c3798.html
Page 2: http://www.tulsaworld.com/uploaded_photos/michael-bever-voluntary-statement-page/image_495eba4c-70a0-5aeb-be8f-dec6e5000e36.html
Note the handwriting and spelling.
Sentencing delayed for Michael Bever; surviving sister 'terrified' at possibility of parole, according to letter
Judge Rules Michael Bever Will Serve 5 Life Sentences Consecutively
Bever's attorney Corbin Brewster said he was surprised by the ruling and that he disagrees with it, saying it goes against Supreme Court rulings and the wishes of six jurors that wrote a letter to the judge saying they believed Bever could be rehabilitated and urged for a concurrent sentence.
"This was a very strong verdict for life with parole. There are a group of jurors that submitted a letter to the judge saying this was our verdict, we want the sentences to run concurrent. They've come to both sentencing hearings in support of that ruling and that's not what we got today," Brewster said.
Michael Bever gets five consecutive life sentences in slayings of five family members
“I’m very gratified by the ruling of Judge (Sharon) Holmes,” Kunzweiler said. “I think it’s exactly what she needed to do. I’ve said before: When do you want this guy living next door to you? I think her pronouncement kind of reflected the public safety concerns that I’ve always had.”
In a hearing Thursday morning that lasted less than 10 minutes, Holmes declined to offer a rationale on the sentence, as she had previously indicated she would. She simply read her decision and informed Bever of his appellate rights.
Really? He thinks that he is going to wake up one day and ask his little brother a question? And he can't believe It happened? It happened because you did it. Your little brother will ask no questions again because you slaughtered him.
What doesn't this man get about this? He is speaking about it like it was some awful accident.
I do wonder why Judge Holmes didn't elaborate on her sentencing rationale. She took extra time to make the decision...what solidified it? She'll probably never say, but I would guess she went with the wishes of the surviving sister, CB.
FYI This is possibly April Bever's (the mom) Youtube: CrumbleyCrisps
This is her Reddit, seems a pretty regular middle class mom: overview for aokiemom
The motive has often been somewhat unclear but I have heard that the children were harshly disciplined within the home. Although that is not much of an excuse. I think both boys, in particular Robert were just a few sandwiches short of a picnic!