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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  • Man charged in Oklahoma girl's deaths gets 1 trial

    | Published: Wed, May 15, 2013

    OKEMAH (AP) — An Okfuskee County judge has granted a motion by a man charged in the shooting deaths of two young girls near Weleetka and the death of his 23-year-old girlfriend to be tried for both crimes at the same time. District Judge Lawrence Parish issued the ruling Wednesday in the case...

  • Kevin Sweat hearing seeks one trial in death of girlfriend, Weleetka girls

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, May 15, 2013

    OKEMAH — A man charged in the shooting deaths of two young girls near Weleetka and the death of his 23-year-old girlfriend wants a judge to combine the separate cases so he can be tried for all three deaths at once.

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

    By SUSAN HYLTON - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Apr 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...

  • Judge moves one of Kevin Sweat's two murder trials to Creek County

    By AMANDA BLAND - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Apr 10, 2013

    OKEMAH – An Okfuskee County judge has ordered one of two murder trials pending against Kevin Sweat, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend and two Weleetka girls, moved to Creek County. Sweat, 27, was charged in Sept. 2011 with first-degree murder in the death of his former fiancée Ashley...

  • Kevin Sweat pleads not guilty to killing Weleetka girls

    By CARY ASPINWALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Mar 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.

  • Man ordered to trial in deaths of 2 Weleetka girls

    By TIM TALLEY | Published: Tue, Jan 29, 2013

    OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — A man has been ordered to stand trial on first-degree murder charges in the shooting deaths of two young girls in eastern Oklahoma. Kevin Sweat is charged in the June 2008 killings of 13-year-old Taylor Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker. The girls were found shot to...

  • Testimony begins in hearing over deaths of Oklahoma girls

    Published: Mon, Jan 28, 2013

    OKEMAH (AP) — The man who found his 13-year-old granddaughter and another young girl fatally shot in Weleetka says he heard no gunshots before discovering their bodies alongside a rural road. Peter Placker testified Monday on the first day of a preliminary hearing for 27-year-old Kevin Sweat....

  • Court hearing set for man in Weleetka girls' deaths

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Jan 28, 2013

    OKEMAH — A preliminary hearing is scheduled in for a man accused of shooting two young girls to death near Weleetka.