Oklahoma Stabbings: 13-Year-Old Girl Identified Her Brothers as the Killers While She Lay Bleeding on the Floor
07/24/2015 AT 04:45 PM EDT
Bever, 18, was taken into custody together with his 16-year-old brother, who is not being identified because he is a minor, early Thursday morning, just an hour after police received a 911 call that led them to the grisly scene where they found five family members stabbed to death inside a Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, home.
When authorities arrived, they saw blood on the back porch and "could hear a faint voice from inside asking for help," according to the report, so they forced entry into the home. They immediately noticed "a young female laying on the floor with multiple stab wounds and bleeding from her wounds.
"The young girl was still alive and made statement to the officers that her brothers were responsible for attacking her and her family," the report reads.
The two brothers had already run away from the home by then, but a K-9 officer was able to track them down. They were arrested on suspicion of murder.
Altogether, nine people lived at the home – two parents and seven children, which included four boys and three girls. Both parents, David Bever, 52, and April Bever, 44, were killed, as were two of the boys, ages 12 and 7, and one of the girls, age 5. The victims were all found in different areas of the home.
The 13-year-old girl was taken to this hospital in critical condition, but has since undergone surgery and is expected to recover from her injuries.
A 2-year-old girl was also found upstairs in the home. She was unharmed.
Broken Arrow police told Fox23 that one of the younger siblings dialed 911 before he died. That sibling told police that his brother was attacking him before the phone was taken out of his hand. Someone said "Hello," then hung up.
Authorities had originally believed that the 13-year-old girl made the emergency call.
According to the arrest report, Bever was booked on five counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
The 18-year-old allegedly gave police a full confession, telling authorities that the murders were "just the beginning" of a series of killings planned outside the family.
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