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2 more witnesses appear before grand jury in Weleetka shootings

By Nolan Clay and Johnny Johnson Modified: September 4, 2008 at 6:14 pm •  Published: September 4, 2008
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A man and woman believed to be witnesses in the fatal shootings of two Weleetka girls arrived at the Oklahoma County Courthouse at 11:30 a.m.

Wearing shackles, Larry Smith, 34, and Windy Espinosa, 33, were escorted under guard to the second day of multicounty grand jury proceedings on the case.

Smith and Espinosa are the fifth and sixth witnesses to testify on the matter before the grand jury. Three other men who are under suspicion in the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Taylor Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker testified Wednesday. OSBI agent Ben Rosser also testified Wednesday.

On Wednesday, the grand jury heard testimony from Dustyn Dailey, 18; Mike Gaddy, 19; and Toney Kelough, 30. Kelough, who said he was with his girlfriend at the time of the shootings, returned Thursday morning for about an hour before the grand jury. He had no further comment after telling The Oklahoman Wednesday that he had nothing to do with the shootings.

"I just wish they would catch whoever done it so they would leave me alone," Kelough said Wednesday.

The bullet-riddled bodies of the two school girls were found on an remote Okfuskee County road, not far from where Taylor lived.

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