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Judge sentences Michael Bever to life in prison for killing family

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Michael Bever is escorted through the halls of the Tulsa County Courthouse with his defense attorney, Corbin Brewster, by his side. Bever is accused of killing his parents and three siblings alongside his older brother, Robert Bever, who pleaded guilty to the murders. (KTUL)

Michael Bever will spend the rest of his life in prison. A judge on Thursday sentenced Bever for killing his parents and three siblings in 2015 and brutally attacking a sister who survived.

The judge handed down five life terms, estimated at 45 years, each to run consecutively, plus an additional 28 years for the assault. A jury recommended five life sentences with the possibility of parole for the murder sentences.

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Bever will have to serve 85 percent of his more than 200-year sentence before being eligible for parole, meaning he'll likely die behind bars.

The defense is appealing the decision.

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A jury recommended five life sentences with the possibility of parole for the murder sentences.

Bever's older brother, Robert Bever, pleaded guilty to the murders. He's already serving life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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