- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The younger of two brothers charged in the stabbing deaths of their parents and three siblings is challenging the constitutionality of a state law that denies him juvenile or youthful offender status in the case.

The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/1iPuPVI ) attorney Rob Nigh filed the motion Thursday on behalf of 16-year-old client Michael Bever, arguing that denying Bever the right to apply for status as a juvenile or youthful offender violates the teen’s constitutional rights.

Michael Bever and his 18-year-old brother, Robert Bever, are accused of stabbing their family to death in their Broken Arrow home. They’ve both pleaded not guilty and both are charged as adults.

Nigh says a court can order rehabilitation of a juvenile while preserving the safety of the public.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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