The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

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Michael Bever’s defense team recently announced they would not be pursuing an insanity defense for their client. In 2015, a then 16-year-old Michael Bever, and his then 18-year-old brother Robert, stabbed and killed their parents, 52-year-old David Bever and 44-year-old April Bever, in their Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, home. However, they didn’t stop there. They also …

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In July of 2015, 18-year-old Robert Bever and 16-year-old Michael Bever allegedly stabbed and killed their father, 52-year-old David Bever, their mother, 44-year-old April Bever, brothers Daniel, 12, and Christopher, 7, and their sister, 5-year-old Victoria. Thirteen-year-old Crystal, who had been stabbed, and two-year-old Autumn survived. The two brothers allegedly killed their family so they …

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If you haven’t heard about the Bever family, they were a family from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, who were killed by two of their own family members. In July of 2015, then 18-year-old Robert Bever and then 16-year-old Michael Bever allegedly stabbed and killed their father, 52-year-old David Bever, their mother, 44-year-old April Bever, brothers Daniel, …

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I originally posted about the Bever brothers here. 18-year-old Robert Bever and 16-year-old Michael Bever, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, allegedly killed most of their family because they wanted to be more famous than Columbine and not unlike Columbine a similar pattern appears. Recently police investigators testified that the Bever’s 13-year-old sister had said that the …

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I had heard about the family that had been killed in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. It’s hard not to sound condescending when I say this but I didn’t read much about it at the time because it’s not the kind of story I typically write about. While I felt horrible for the family I thought this …

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Police: Man charged in Waller deaths planned Columbine-like attack: Investigators: Waller man accused of killing family was planning Columbine-style attack: Investigators: Waller man accused of killing family studied serial killers, graded their work: I’ve only begun to scratch the surface in reading about this crime but it’s late and quite frankly I think I’ve read …

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Jurors defend penalty process: This is an article about the jury defending its position on not sending Richard Henderson Jr. to death row. After hours of determining his guilt, it took the jury fewer than 10 minutes to decide on a recommendation for Henderson’s punishment. Staples said nine jurors voted for life and three voted …

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Judge sentences Richard Henderson Jr. to life in prison: As I predicted the jury recommended that Richard Henderson Jr.’s life should be spared. On that recommendation, Judge Diana Moreland sentenced Henderson to four life sentences. One for each of the family members he killed. Henderson will never be eligible for parole. I’m not surprised but …

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HENDERSON FOUND GUILTY: It took jurors 15-hours of deliberations but in the end, they did the right thing. They saw through Richard Henderson Jr.’s excuses and convicted him of slaughtering his family. The five-man, seven-woman jury found Henderson guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of his father, Richard Henderson Sr., 48; his mother, Jeaneane …

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