The Associated Press reports that the sentencing of a teen convicted in the fatal stabbings of his family has been postponed. In Tulsa, OK, sentencing for the 19-year-old convicted of stabbing his parents and three siblings was postponed.
Michael Bever was convicted in May. His charges included five counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault for a sister who survived the 2015 attack. The recommended sentence from the jury was life with the possibility of parole, but prosecutors are pushing for no chance of parole.
Bever pleaded with the court Tuesday to allow him a chance at a normal life. He was only 16 when he and his older brother killed the five family members. Robert Bever, who was 18 at the time, pleaded guilty in 2016 and was given a sentence of life without parole.
The adoptive mother of the two surviving sisters pleaded with the court, saying her daughters would constantly be looking over their shoulders if Bever is ever released. They also carry visible scars from the knife attack and have recurring nightmares about that night.
The judge postponed sentencing for Bever until August 9. If he is given the chance at parole, he will be eligible after 38 years.
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