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Lawyer seeks one trial for Kevin Sweat in 2008 Weleetka killings, 2011 slaying

By SUSAN HYLTON - Tulsa World Modified: April 19, 2013 at 8:00 am •  Published: April 19, 2013

OKEMAH - Kevin Sweat could face a single trial in the killings of two Weleetka girls in 2008 and his fiancée in 2011, which could possibly delay his first-degree murder trial set for June.

Attorneys for Sweat, 27, announced their intentions to file an adjoining motion Thursday morning after Okfuskee County District Judge Lawrence Parish ruled that evidence in the Weleetka case could be used in the trial regarding the slaying of Ashley Taylor.

Defense attorney Wayne Woodyard said the best way to defend Sweat now would be to have one trial, one jury, one location and one sentencing procedure.

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