Robert Bever, 19,
pleaded guilty to five counts of murder. His brother and
co-defendant, Michael Bever, 17, who is also charged as an adult
in the case, did not enter a plea and had a June 2017 date set
for a trial by jury, the court clerk said.
Robert Bever could have faced the death penalty. Michael Bever,
16, at the time of the killing, is ineligible for the death
penalty due to his age.
The brothers were charged with bludgeoning and stabbing to death
their parents, David and April Bever, two brothers and a sister
in July 2015 in their Broken Arrow home, about 15 miles (24 km)
southeast of Tulsa, police said.
A then 13-year-old sister survived the attack and a two-year-old
child was found unharmed, police said.
A 911 call led Broken Arrow officers to a suburban home where
they discovered the blood-splattered crime scene. Robert and
Michael Bever were tracked down by dogs in a wooded area near
Police said the brothers told them they wanted to be known as
famous criminals and launch a nationwide killing spree.
(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Sandra
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