The Latest: Jury to consider sentences for teen in deaths

The Latest on sentencing for a 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted in the deaths of five family members (all times local):

6:20 p.m.

Jurors who convicted a 19-year-old Oklahoma man in the deaths of five family members must still decide if he should have a chance of ever being paroled.

Jurors recommended Thursday that Michael Bever serve 28 years in prison for assault and battery with intent to kill and will decide Friday whether he should serve life in prison with or without the possibility of parole on first-degree murder counts.

The jury convicted Bever late Wednesday on five counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault and battery for his role in the 2015 stabbings. Bever was 16 when authorities say he and brother Robert Bever killed their parents, two younger brothers and 5-year-old sister.

Robert Bever, who was 18 at the time, pleaded guilty in 2016 and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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5 p.m.

A jury that convicted a 19-year-old Oklahoma man in the fatal stabbings of five family members has recommended he serve 28 years in prison for one count of assault and battery with intent to kill.

Jurors recommended the sentence Thursday for Michael Bever, who was convicted late Wednesday on five counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault and battery for his role in the July 2015 stabbings. Jurors must still decide whether he will serve life in prison with or without parole on the murder counts.

Bever was 16 when authorities say he and brother Robert Bever killed their parents, two younger brothers and 5-year-old sister.

Robert Bever, who was 18 when the killings occurred, pleaded guilty in 2016 and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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12:48 a.m.

A 19-year-old found guilty in the fatal stabbings of his parents and three siblings in Oklahoma will now learn whether he will ever have the chance for parole.

The sentencing phase for Michael Bever is set to begin Thursday morning. Jurors late Wednesday night handed down their verdict after deliberating more than five hours.

Bever was charged with five counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault and battery with intent to kill for his role in the July 2015 stabbings.

He was 16 when authorities said he and brother Robert Bever killed their parents, two younger brothers and 5-year-old sister inside their Broken Arrow home.

Robert Bever, who was 18 when the killings occurred, pleaded guilty in 2016 and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.