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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  • Prosecutors: Kevin Sweat threatened to kill girlfriend one month before Weleetka girls' deaths

    By CARY ASPINWALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    OKEMAH — Prosecutors are seeking to present evidence at trial that Kevin Sweat abused and threatened to kill his girlfriend one month before he allegedly gunned down two Weleetka girls in 2008. At a hearing Wednesday in Okfuskee County District Court, District Judge Lawrence Parish said he...

  • Kevin Sweat won't face death penalty in killings of Weleetka girls, fiancée

    By CARY ASPINWALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    A suspect in three homicides has waived his right to a jury trial, meaning he will no longer face the death penalty and his fate will be determined by an Okfuskee County judge. Kevin Sweat faces three counts of first-degree murder in the 2008 deaths of Skyla Whitaker and Taylor Paschal-Placker...

  • KOKH: Kevin Sweat letter reaches out from behind bars

    Published: Fri, May 23, 2014

    The man accused of three murders reaches out from behind bars to Fox 25. In the letter sent from his cell in the Seminole County jail, Kevin Sweat tells Fox 25 his lawyers have told him he ...