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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge has rejected a bid by prosecutors to introduce graphic autopsy photos to jurors deciding the first-degree murder case involving the stabbing deaths of five family members in an Oklahoma suburb.

Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes rejected the request Friday in the trial of 19-year-old Michael Bever, who is accused along with his older brother of fatally stabbing his parents and three siblings in 2015.

Bever’s brother, Robert Bever, pleaded guilty in 2016 and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Michael Bever was 16 when authorities say he and Robert Bever carried out the killings.

The Tulsa World reports that prosecutors have already shown the jury at least 170 photos of the crime scene.

Testimony continues next week.


Information from: Tulsa World,