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Date: 08-09-2018

Case Style:

State of Oklahoma v. Michael John Bever

Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Case Number: CF-2015-3983

Judge: Sharon Holmes

Court: District Court, Tulsa County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: Steve Kunzweiler and Julie Doss

Defendant's Attorney: Corbin Brewster and Marny Hill

Description: Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Michael John Bever and his brother Robert Davis Bever with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 07/22/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
BEVER, ROBERT DAVIS Disposed: CONVICTION, 09/07/2016. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: MURDER - FIRST DEGREE(HM11)
Violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
BEVER, MICHAEL JOHN Disposed: CONVICTION, 08/09/2018. Jury Trial
Count as Disposed: MURDER - FIRST DEGREE(HM11)
Violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Count # 2. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 07/22/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
BEVER, ROBERT DAVIS Disposed: CONVICTION, 09/07/2016. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: MURDER - FIRST DEGREE(HM11)
Violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
BEVER, MICHAEL JOHN Disposed: CONVICTION, 08/09/2018. Jury Trial
Count as Disposed: MURDER - FIRST DEGREE(HM11)
Violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Count # 3. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 07/22/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
BEVER, ROBERT DAVIS Disposed: CONVICTION, 09/07/2016. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: MURDER - FIRST DEGREE(HM11)
Violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
BEVER, MICHAEL JOHN Disposed: CONVICTION, 08/09/2018. Jury Trial
Count as Disposed: MURDER - FIRST DEGREE(HM11)
Violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Count # 4. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 07/22/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
BEVER, ROBERT DAVIS Disposed: CONVICTION, 09/07/2016. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: MURDER - FIRST DEGREE(HM11)
Violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
BEVER, MICHAEL JOHN Disposed: CONVICTION, 08/09/2018. Jury Trial
Count as Disposed: MURDER - FIRST DEGREE(HM11)
Violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Count # 5. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 07/22/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
BEVER, ROBERT DAVIS Disposed: CONVICTION, 09/07/2016. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: MURDER - FIRST DEGREE(HM11)
Violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
BEVER, MICHAEL JOHN Disposed: CONVICTION, 08/09/2018. Jury Trial
Count as Disposed: MURDER - FIRST DEGREE(HM11)
Violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Count # 6. Count as Filed: ABDGR, ASSAULT & BATTERY WITH INTENT TO KILL, in violation of 21 O.S. 652 C
Date of Offense: 07/22/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
BEVER, ROBERT DAVIS Disposed: CONVICTION, 09/07/2016. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: ASSAULT & BATTERY WITH INTENT TO KILL(ABDGR)
Violation of 21 O.S. 652 C
BEVER, MICHAEL JOHN Disposed: CONVICTION, 08/09/2018. Jury Trial
Count as Disposed: ASSAULT & BATTERY WITH INTENT TO KILL(ABDGR)
Violation of 21 O.S. 652 C

It has never been contested by Michael Bever and his older brother killed their Mother and Father and three younger siblings. This issue was the punishment, LWOP (life without parole) or life with parole.


The case was tried essentially on the issue of punishment. The jury recommended five life sentences plus 28 years for attempting to murder a sixth member of the Bever family.

Outcome: JUDGE SHARON HOLMES: DEFENDANT PRESENT, IN CUSTODY AND REPRESENTED BY CORBIN BREWSTER AND MARNY HILL. STATE REPRESENTED BY STEVE KUNZWEILER AND JULIE DOSS . COURT REPORTER: DEE TANNER. CASE CALLED FOR SENTENCING AFTER JURY TRIAL. DEFENDANT SENTENCED AS FOLLOWS:
COUNT 1: DEFENDANT SENTENCED TO LIFE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. DEFENDANT ASSESSED COSTS ONLY.
COUNT 2: DEFENDANT SENTENCED TO LIFE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. DEFENDANT ASSESSED COSTS ONLY.
COUNT 3: DEFENDANT SENTENCED TO LIFE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. DEFENDANT ASSESSED COSTS ONLY.
COUNT 4: DEFENDANT SENTENCED TO LIFE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. DEFENDANT ASSESSED COSTS ONLY.
COUNT 5: DEFENDANT SENTENCED TO LIFE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. DEFENDANT ASSESSED COSTS ONLY.
COUNT 6: DEFENDANT SENTENCED TO TWENTY-EIGHT (28) YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. DEFENDANT ASSESSED COSTS ONLY.
ALL COUNTS TO RUN CONSECUTIVELY TO EACH OTHER.
DEFENDANT ADVISED OF 85% RULE AND APPEAL RIGHTS. RULE 8 EXECUTED. COMMITMENT FOR PUNISHMENT ISSUED. BOND EXONERATED.
1 BEVER, MICHAEL JOHN

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Comments: Editor's Comment: This case attracted intensive public attention due to the nature of the crime.



 
 
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