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Sentencing postponed for teen in family's fatal stabbings


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday postponed sentencing for a 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of fatally stabbing his parents and three siblings after the defendant addressed the court and prosecutors read a letter from the adoptive mother of two surviving sisters.

Michael Bever was convicted in May on five counts of first-degree murder in the 2015 stabbings and one count of assault on a sister who survived the attack. Jurors recommended a sentence of life with the possibility of parole, but prosecutors have urged Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes to give Bever a life-witho...

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