The Broken Arrow murders of the Tulsa, Oklahoma area Bever family have shocked the nation. The two teen murder suspects arrested as they fled the home are brothers/sons of those who were killed and injured. Neither of the teens had a juvenile record, according to state justice officials.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Oklahoma family of five was murdered inside their Broken Arrow home on Wednesday night. Tulsa area police found five bodies inside the home immediately after arriving on the bloody scene. A pre-teen girl was still alive when the officers arrived, but she critically injured. A 2-year-old sibling also inside the home, was left unharmed.
Robert Bever, 18, and his unnamed 16-year-old brother area being held in jail without bond.
The parents of the Bever family killed after sustaining fatal stab wounds have been identified as David Bever, 52, and April Bever, 44. The Broken Arrow children killed inside the home include a five-year-old girl, a seven-year-old boy, and 12-year-old boy. A 13-year-old girl who was injured but found alive is reportedly in serious condition after undergoing surgery. Oklahoma police officers have elected to not release the names of the murdered and injured Bever children.
Tulsa District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler released a statement to the press about the Oklahoma family mass murder.
“The recent multiple homicide which occurred in the city of Broken Arrow is a tragic event which continues to be a matter under investigation. My office is coordinating with the Broken Arrow Police Department’s detectives as their investigation proceeds.”
Broken Arrow has a population of about 100,000. The Bever family home is located near the Indian Springs Country Club, as previously reported by the Inquisitr. The property where the Tulsa area family murders occurred is reportedly located in “well-established, upper-middle-class neighborhood” that is surrounded on three sides by the country club. The home was purchased in 2007 for $245,000, according to Tulsa County property records.
“It was a pretty gruesome scene and unprecedented in terms of the types of crimes we get in Broken Arrow,” Broken Arrow Police Sergeant. Thomas Cooper told the news media. “Anytime someone murders their family members as young as 5, I don’t see how there could be any type of mental process to that to justify anything.”
Broken Arrow and Oklahoma state law enforcement investigators are still interviewing the brothers suspected of killing their family and attempting to discern a motive in the gruesome case.
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