Judge Allows Release Of 911 Call Transcript In Killings Of Family

Aug 5, 2015

16-year-old Michael Bever (left), and his brother, 18-year-old Robert Bever (right)
Credit Tulsa County Jail

A judge has ruled that a transcript of a 911 call made from a Tulsa-area home where five people were stabbed to death can be released to the public, along with other records sought by reporters in the case.

In ordering only the transcript released, District Judge William Musseman granted the request Wednesday from defense attorneys for the two brothers accused of killing their parents and three of their siblings not to release an audio version. Police have described it as "gruesome."

Attorneys for the brothers say that its contents could jeopardize the brothers' chance at a fair trial.

Eighteen-year-old Robert Bever and 16-year-old Michael Bever have been accused of five counts of first-degree murder. A judge has entered not guilty pleas for them.