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Police In Oklahoma Say Motive Unclear In 5 Fatal Stabbings

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Posted at 8:29 PM, Jul 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:49:10-04

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) -- Police in Oklahoma said they have turned to social media posts for clues about the motive of a teenager accused in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings during a late-night attack that left bodies strewn through the family's home.

A booking document filed by police in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow accused 18-year-old Robert Bever of five counts of first-degree murder and a count of aggravated assault in the attack Wednesday night.

Bever's 16-year-old brother also was being held. Because he’s a juvenile, officers have not released his name or announced charges against him. Broken Arrow Police Cpl. Leon Calhoun said both brothers were cooperating with the investigation. 

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