Man accused in Weleetka deaths in court

OKEMAH - Kevin Sweat made his first appearance before a judge Tuesday after being charged last week in the slayings of two Weleetka girls in 2008.

By JERRY WOFFORD - Tulsa World Modified: December 14, 2011 at 6:00 am •  Published: December 14, 2011
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OKEMAH - Kevin Sweat made his first appearance before a judge Tuesday after being charged last week in the slayings of two Weleetka girls in 2008.

Shackled, wearing an orange jumpsuit and bulletproof vest, Sweat stood silent while the court entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf.

Family and friends of Taylor Paschal-Placker, 13, and Skyla Whitaker, 11, as well as those of Ashley Taylor, 23, Sweat's former girlfriend whom he is also accused of killing, gathered in the Okfuskee County courtroom to watch the proceedings.

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