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Robert Bever sobs in younger brother's murder trial: 'I don't know what I was thinking'

Robert and Michael Bever. (KTUL)

The older brother of a teenager charged in the brutal murders of five of their family members broke down on the witness stand Friday.

Robert Bever took the stand to cap off week three of Michael Bever's trial for first-degree murder. The two reportedly admitted to killing their parents and three younger siblings in their Broken Arrow home in 2015. Defense attorneys have been arguing that Robert Bever was the mastermind of the murder plot and coerced his younger brother into helping him.

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When Robert Bever took the stand Friday, he broke down in tears when shown a picture of one of the bloodied murder weapons.

"That's a lot of blood," Bever said. "I'm sorry. I don't know what I was thinking."

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Michael Bever, along with several jurors, were also crying as Robert Bever broke down. The jurors were then dismissed for lunch.

Robert Bever pleaded guilty to the murders and is currently serving life in prison. He told the courtroom he is now on medication and has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, PTSD and borderline personality disorder.




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