Man Accused Of Killing Weleetka Girls Due In Court Tuesday - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Man Accused Of Killing Weleetka Girls Due In Court Tuesday On Separate Charge

Posted: Updated:
Kevin Sweat Kevin Sweat
OKEMAH, Oklahoma -

An Okmulgee man accused of killing two Weleetka girls faces a preliminary hearing in the death of his girlfriend.

The hearing scheduled to begin in Okfuskee County District Court Tuesday for Kevin Sweat, who is accused of killing Ashley Taylor, his girlfriend. Sweat also is charged with first-degree murder in the June 2008 shooting deaths of 13-year-old Taylor Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker.

11/3/2011 Related Story: Man Jailed In Fiancee's Murder May Be Linked To Weleetka Murders

Authorities say the killings are unrelated, but detectives investigating Taylor's death found shell casings they allege linked Sweat to the deaths of the young girls.

Investigators say they searched property near Weleetka in August and discovered fragmented adult human bones, pieces of prescription eye glasses and female clothing from a burn pile they linked to Taylor.

Sweat has pleaded not guilty.

12/9/2011 Related Story: Suspect In Weleetka Girls' Murders Says He Shot 'Two Monsters'

  • NewsMore>>

  • Strong Thunderstorms Roll Across Sooner State Causing Light Damage

    Strong Thunderstorms Roll Across Sooner State Causing Light Damage

    Strong-to-severe thunderstorms moved across western and central Oklahoma Friday night. The primary characteristics of these storms were some hail and lots of gusty, damaging wind. Viewers sent News 9 several photos of tree and carport damage in the northwest Oklahoma towns of Mooreland and Woodward. By 11 p.m., the storms blew through the Oklahoma City metro area, causing power outages and downing power lines. Strong winds caused a three-semi accident along Interstate 40, just west ...More >>
    Strong-to-severe thunderstorms moved across western and central Oklahoma Friday night. The primary characteristics of these storms were some hail and lots of gusty, damaging wind. Viewers sent News 9 several photos of tree and carport damage in the northwest Oklahoma towns of Mooreland and Woodward. By 11 p.m., the storms blew through the Oklahoma City metro area, causing power outages and downing power lines. Strong winds caused a three-semi accident along Interstate 40, just west ...More >>
  • Oklahoma Mom Advocates For SQ 788 After CBD Oil Helps Daughter

    Oklahoma Mom Advocates For SQ 788 After CBD Oil Helps Daughter

    One advocate of State Question 788 is a mom of three with a 10-year-old who struggles with severe seizures.One advocate of State Question 788 is a mom of three with a 10-year-old who struggles with severe seizures.

    Tuesday, Oklahoma voters decide on legalizing medical marijuana in our state. 

    More >>

    Tuesday, Oklahoma voters decide on legalizing medical marijuana in our state. 

    More >>

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured On News9.com

  • Consumer Watch

    Been a victim of a scam? The Consumer Watch team investigates and gives helpful advice.

  • Local News

    Get the latest breaking news, current events and headlines affecting Oklahomans.

  • My 2 Cents

    Join Kelly Ogle in a community conversation about important Oklahoma issues.

  • 9 Investigates

    Are you aware of incidents of fraud, corruption, government waste? We investigate.

Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.