Weleetka Murders
Weleetka Murders -- On June 8, 2008 Taylor Placker, 13, and Skyla Whitaker, 11, were shot a total of 13 times on a dirt road between Okmulgee and Okfuskee counties.

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  • Oklahoma court rejects withdrawal of guilty plea in 3 deaths

    AP | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court has rejected a man's request to withdraw his guilty pleas to three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two girls and his fiancée in eastern Oklahoma. The Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the decision Monday to 29-year-old Kevin...

  • KJRH: Family of Kevin Sweat's victim receives alert that daughter's killer was released from prison

    Published: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    A miscommunication about a convicted killer put one of his victim's family on high alert Tuesday night, KJRH reports. An alert service sent a message to the family of Ashley Taylor, one of the three victims of Kevin Sweat, saying that Taylor's killer was released from custody ...

  • After one daughter's killer is sent to prison, Oklahoma family suffers second tragedy

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    GLENPOOL — It hasn’t even been a month since Michael and Faye Taylor watched the killer of one of their daughters leave a courtroom, bound for prison. Now the family is facing tragedy again, following the recent death of the couple’s other daughter. Charyl Schultz, 33, was found dead Monday...

  • Murderer Kevin Sweat given three life sentences without parole in killings

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Murderer Kevin Sweat was sentenced to serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole for each of three murders, including his fiancee and two girls near Weleetka.

  • With Kevin Sweat to be sentenced Friday, TV reporter shares insight into conversations with convicted killer

    By CARY ASPINWALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    During the three years it has taken to prosecute Kevin Sweat in Okfuskee County, the convicted killer hasn't said much in the courtroom. Set to be sentenced to prison Friday for three counts of first-degree murder, Sweat stood mute before the court in at least one hearing, and on other...

  • Hearing delayed for man charged in Weleetka case

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    OKEMAH — Formal sentencing has been delayed for an Oklahoma man who pleaded guilty in the shooting deaths of his fiancee and two girls from Weleetka. Kevin Sweat was due in court Friday for sentencing, but a judge has delayed the hearing until Oct. 24. In July, Sweat pleaded guilty to three...

  • Report: Convicted killer Kevin Sweat shows 'little to no' remorse, denies crimes

    By CARY ASPINWALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Though he pleaded guilty in July to three counts of murder, a presentence investigation found Kevin Sweat showed “little to no” remorse for killing his fiancee and denied “any involvement” in the deaths of two young Weleetka girls. Sweat was found guilty on July 31 of murder in the 2008 deaths...

  • Slain woman’s parents propose new victims’ law

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    TULSA — The parents of a woman killed in 2011 are proposing a new law to protect Oklahoma workers from termination or demotion if they attend court hearings in support of their loved ones. Michael Taylor, father of victim Ashley Taylor, says his daughter’s namesake law would strengthen the...