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Robert Bever, 18, and Michael Bever, 16

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — The killing of a couple and three of their children inside their Broken Arrow home last month may have been recorded on video, according to Tulsa World.

Search warrant affidavits and other documents filed in Tulsa County District Court late Thursday indicate that detectives recovered computer equipment and surveillance cameras from the home where two brothers, 18-year-old Robert Bever, and 16-year-old Michael Bever, are accused of fatally stabbing their parents and three of their siblings in late July.

Detectives reported noticing video surveillance cameras inside the home, near where three of the bodies were found.

They said it appeared that the cameras were connected to at least one of the seized computers.

The affidavits did not say whether those cameras were activated or whether they captured images of the brothers planning or carrying out the attack.

Previously released records in the case allege that one of the brothers “spontaneously uttered” that plans for a “mass homicide” could be found on a thumb drive the home.

On July 22, Broken Arrow police were called to a home after a disturbing 911 call was made by a young boy.

When officers arrived, they stumbled upon a horrific scene.

They found a 13-year-old girl suffering from multiple stab wounds. Despite being critically injured, the girl told police that her eldest brothers had attacked her family.

Authorities discovered the bodies of 52-year-old David Bever, 44-year-old April Bever, a 5-year-old girl, a 7-year-old boy and a 12-year-old boy.

All of the victims were stabbed to death.

“I was told knives, there was a hatchet, there was several different types of weapons that were actually used in the homicides,” said Cpl. Leon Calhoun, with the Broken Arrow Police Department.

Officials also found a 2-year-old girl, who was unharmed, inside the home.

Officers found fresh footprints, and eventually arrested 16-year-old Michael Bever and 18-year-old Robert Bever for the crimes.

The brothers will appear in court for a preliminary hearing Oct. 9.

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