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FILE - In this Tuesday, 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. Michael Bever, the younger of two brothers accused of fatally stabbing their parents and three siblings inside a suburban Oklahoma home, has been found guilty. Jurors handed down the verdict during the fourth week of the trial of Michael Bever, 19, who was charged with five counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault and battery with intent to kill for his role in the July 2015 stabbings. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
May 11, 2018 - 12:53 PM

TULSA, Okla. - The Latest on sentencing for a 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted in the deaths of five family members(all times local):

2:55 p.m.

Jurors have recommended a sentence of life with the possibility of parole for the younger of two Oklahoma brothers convicted of killing their parents and three siblings.

The jury recommended the sentence for 19-year-old Michael Bever on Friday, two days after it convicted him of five first-degree murder counts and one count of assault and battery with intent to kill for his role in the 2015 slayings.

Jurors on Thursday recommended he serve 28 years in prison for the assault on a sibling who survived the attack.

Bever was 16 when authorities say he and brother Robert Bever killed their family members. Robert Bever, who was 18 at the time, pleaded guilty in 2016 and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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2:40 p.m.

Jurors are considering whether the younger of two Oklahoma brothers convicted of fatally stabbing their parents and three siblings should have a chance of being paroled.

The jury on Friday resumed deliberating the sentence for 19-year-old Michael Bever. They convicted him Wednesday of five first-degree murder counts and one count of assault and battery with intent to kill for his role in the 2015 slayings.

Jurors on Thursday recommended he serve 28 years in prison for the assault on a sibling who survived the attack.

Bever was 16 when authorities say he and brother Robert Bever killed their family members. Robert Bever, who was 18 at the time, pleaded guilty in 2016 and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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12:05 a.m.

A jury that convicted the younger of two Oklahoma brothers in the fatal stabbings of their parents and three siblings still needs to decide whether he should have a chance of being paroled.

Jurors will resume a sentencing hearing Friday for 19-year-old Michael Bever. They found him guilty of five first-degree murder counts and one count of assault and battery with intent to kill late Wednesday for his role in the 2015 stabbings.

On Thursday, the jury recommended he serve 28 years in prison for the assault on a sibling who survived the attack.

Bever was 16 when authorities say he and brother Robert Bever killed their family members. Robert Bever, who was 18 at the time, pleaded guilty in 2016 and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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