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The Latest: Sentencing postponed for teen in fatal stabbings

July 24, 2018

FILE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, Michael Bever, center, is led from a courtroom following jury selection in his trial in Tulsa, Okla. At right is his defense attorney Corbin Brewster. Bever, the younger of two brothers accused of fatally stabbing their parents and three siblings inside a suburban Oklahoma home, was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, July 24, 2018, but Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes postponed sentencing until Aug. 9. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on sentencing of an Oklahoma teen convicted in family’s fatal stabbing (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

A judge has postponed sentencing for a 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of fatally stabbing his parents and three siblings after hearing from the defendant and a letter from the adoptive mother of two surviving sisters.

Sentencing was postponed Tuesday for Michael Bever, who was convicted in May on five counts of first-degree murder in the 2015 stabbings. Jurors recommended a sentence of life with the possibility of parole, but prosecutors say Bever should receive a sentence of life without parole.

Bever told Judge Sharon Holmes he wants “a chance to have a normal life someday.” But a letter read by prosecutors from the adoptive mother of two surviving sisters says they will spend the rest of their lives “looking over the shoulders” if Bever is released.

Holmes postponed sentencing until Aug. 9.

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10:27 a.m.

The sentencing of a 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of fatally stabbing his parents and three siblings has been postponed.

Michael Bever was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, but Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes postponed her decision until Aug. 9.

Bever was convicted in May on five counts of first-degree murder in the 2015 stabbings. Jurors recommended a sentence of life with the possibility of parole. Holmes could sentence him to life without parole.

Bever was 16 when prosecutors say he and his older brother, Robert Bever, killed their relatives at their suburban Tulsa home. Two sisters survived.

Robert Bever pleaded guilty in 2016 and was sentenced to life without parole.

If sentenced to life with parole, Michael Bever will be eligible for parole after 38 years.

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8 a.m.

Sentencing is scheduled for a 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of fatally stabbing his parents and three of his siblings.

Michael Bever is to be sentenced Tuesday in Tulsa County District Court.

Jurors who convicted Bever in May of five counts of first-degree murder for his role in the 2015 stabbings recommended a sentence of life with the possibility of parole. The judge could sentence him to life without parole.

Bever was 16 years old when prosecutors say he and his older brother, Robert Bever, killed their relatives at their suburban Tulsa home. Two sisters survived the attack.

Robert Bever pleaded guilty in 2016 and was sentenced to life without parole.

If sentenced to life with parole, Michael Bever will be eligible for parole after 38 years.

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