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Oklahoma man guilty of killing 5 family members get life in prison

Michael Beaver, 19, was sentenced for the stabbing of his parents and three siblings to death, was sentenced to five life terms in prison.

(Broken Arrow Police)

A 19-year-old Oklahoma man condemned for the stabbing of his parents and three siblings to death was sentenced Thursday to five life terms in prison to run consecutively, which means that even with the possibility of parole, he very likely will never be released.

Michael Beaver was 16 years old in 2015, when the prosecutors say he and his older brother, Robert Beaver killed, their mother, father, two younger brothers and a 5-year-old sister in their suburban Tulsa home. Two sisters survived the attack.

Robert Beaver, who was 18 at the time of the murders, pleaded guilty in 2016 and was sentenced to life without parole. Michael Beaver was convicted in May of five counts of first-degree murder.

OKLAHOMA MAN FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING 5 FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE ATTACK, WITH AN OLDER BROTHER

Michael Beaver was 16 years old in 2015, when the prosecutors say he and his older brother, Robert Beaver killed, their mother, father, two younger brothers and a 5-year-old sister in their suburban Tulsa home.

(AP)

The jury also convicted Michael Beaver of one count of assault and battery with intent to kill for the abuse of his then 13-year-old sister, who survived the attack. A 2-year-old sister was unharmed. On Thursday, Beaver was sentenced to a further 28 years in prison for the murder of his sister, in addition to the five life sentences.

Defense attorneys argued that Michael Beaver was misled by his older brother, and Robert Beaver testified that he wanted to take responsibility for all the murders.

The prosecutor, who urged the court for the grant of a non-parole sentence, argued that Michael Beaver was a willing participant in the horrific murders of his family and that he should be imprisoned for the rest of his life. The ruling Thursday effectively achieved.

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