Oklahoma court rejects appeal in fatal stabbing of 5 people


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma court on Thursday upheld the convictions and life prison sentence of a man who was convicted in the fatal stabbings of five family members when he was 16.

The five-member Court of Criminal Appeals voted unanimously to uphold the five murder convictions and one count of assault with intent to kill against Michael Bever, 21. It ruled 3-2 to uphold his sentence of five consecutive life terms, essentially a life in prison sentence.

Bever sought concurrent terms, meaning the sentences would be served at the same time and allow him to eventually become eligible...

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