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Kevin Sweat pleads not guilty to killing Weleetka girls

OKEMAH - A man charged in the brutal slayings of two young Weleetka girls in 2008 entered a plea of not guilty Thursday in Okfuskee County court.

By CARY ASPINWALL - Tulsa World Modified: March 28, 2013 at 11:04 am •  Published: March 28, 2013

OKEMAH - A man charged in the brutal slayings of two young Weleetka girls in 2008 entered a plea of not guilty Thursday in Okfuskee County court.

Kevin Joe Sweat, 27, was arraigned Thursday on first-degree murder charges the deaths of Skyla Whitaker, 11, and Taylor Paschal-Placker, 13.

Both girls were shot multiple times and left to die on a rural Okfuskee County road in June 2008. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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