- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Newly filed search warrant documents show investigators have seized several smartphones in hopes they’ll provide information that can help build a case against two brothers accused in the slayings of their parents and three siblings at their Broken Arrow home.

The documents indicate that state police are looking for eBay account information, GPS data and other items, such as the Internet search history on the phones, the Tulsa World (https://bit.ly/1hEeFyj ) reported. Police recovered two iPhones as well as a Samsung Galaxy II and an LG G3 smartphone.

Detectives have sent the electronics to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for analysis. They previously have submitted computers, an external hard drive, a USB thumb drive and video surveillance cameras to determine if any evidence may be found. The results of the bureau’s investigation haven’t been released yet.

Earlier affidavits in the case suggest that the stabbings may have been recorded on video. Cameras were near three of the victims and appeared connected to one or more of the computers taken from the home, though it’s not publicly known yet if the cameras were activated.

Robert Bever, 18, and his 16-year-old brother, Michael Bever, are each charged as adults with first-degree in the deaths of parents David Bever, 52, and April Bever, 44; as well as their siblings Daniel Bever, 12; Christopher Bever, 7; and Victoria Bever, 5.

The brothers also face one count of assault and battery with intent to kill in stabbing their 13-year-old sister, who survived. Police said a 2-year-old girl was found unharmed in an upstairs bedroom.

A Tulsa County judge entered not guilty pleas for the brothers during their initial court appearance Aug. 3. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 9.


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

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