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Three men who have come under suspicion in the fatal shootings near Weleetka testified Wednesday before a state grand jury.
Two other witnesses failed to appear. The grand jury's judge ordered them arrested.
Agents at the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation turned to the multicounty grand jury for help solving one of the state's most painful murder mysteries — the deaths of friends Taylor Placker, 13, and Skyla Whitaker, 11.
The girls were shot 13 times June 8 on a dirt road between Okmulgee and Okfuskee counties.
"I just wish they would catch whoever done it so they would leave me alone,” said one witness, Toney Kelough, 30, who must return today to finish testifying. "I've told them the same thing over and over again.”
Investigators also may have some type of DNA evidence in the case. Some people have been asked to give DNA samples, The Oklahoman
Grand jurors are meeting at the Oklahoma County courthouse and the testimony is not public.
The involvement of the grand jury does not necessarily mean criminal charges are imminent. Law enforcement agencies and prosecutors often use the grand jury to gather evidence.
Testifying first Wednesday was OSBI Agent Ben Rosser, the lead investigator on the case since the inception.
Rosser said grand jury rules prevent him from discussing anything to do with the grand jury or his testimony.
"Name, rank and serial number,” he said. "That's all I can give you today.”
Dailey, 18, testified the longest Wednesday — about two hours. He was taken before the grand jury in shackles and wearing jail clothes with black and gray stripes.
Afterward, Dailey, who uses the nickname "Spud,” would not comment to The Oklahoman
about the two Graham School girls case.
Dailey attended Graham School in the ninth grade until his family moved to Henryetta.
He is jailed in Okmulgee County on a second-degree burglary charge. He is accused of breaking into a home Aug.