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City Will Release 911 Call In Attack On Oklahoma Family

Jul 28, 2015

Robert Bever, 18, and his 16 year old brother allegedly killed five members of their family in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Credit Tulsa County Jail

An Oklahoma city says it will release a recording of the 911 call made from a Broken Arrow home where a couple and three of their children were stabbed to death last week.

In a reversal Tuesday, Broken Arrow City Attorney Beth Anne Wilkening says investigators would provide the information to the media next Tuesday.

Authorities initially said the call, described by Broken Arrow Police Sgt. Thomas Cooper as "gruesome," would be released Monday, but an assistant to the city attorney then indicated it wouldn't be released because it's part of the investigation into the deaths of the five members of the Bever family.

Wilkening says the release was delayed because a prosecutor was concerned the provision of certain records to reporters "could impact the prosecutorial integrity of the case."