- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A judge is deciding whether to delay a hearing for two brothers charged in the fatal stabbings of their parents and three siblings to give the defense team more time to prepare their case.

A preliminary hearing for 16-year-old Michael Bever and 18-year-old Robert Bever is scheduled for Friday. Their attorneys want to delay that by three months.

Michael Bever’s attorney is expected to argue that his client has been denied the chance to present a case for certification as a child under Oklahoma’s juvenile code.

Special Judge Martha Rupp Carter said Wednesday she would rule on the motion for continuance Friday.

The Bevers are charged with first-degree murder in the deaths in July of their family at their Broken Arrow home. They’ve pleaded not guilty.

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