Trial Of Murder Suspect Kevin Sweat Continued To July

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 4:10 pm
By: Dee Duren

The man accused in the murders of two young Weleetka girls, will return to court July 10 in the first-degree murder trial of his girlfriend last summer.

Kevin Sweat was scheduled to be arraigned in Okfuskee County Court Tuesday in the death of his girlfriend, Ashley Taylor.

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It was continued until July 10.

Taylor was last seen in July of 2011 after telling a relative she and Sweat were going to Louisiana to get married. Sweat reportedly told authorities he cut Taylor's throat after she tried to kill herself and dumped her body in a lake in Henryetta.

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No body was ever found, and investigators said they later discovered human bones and glasses that matched Taylor's prescription in a burn pile on property owned by Sweat's father.

Sweat is also accused of killing Skyla Whitaker, 11, and Taylor Paschal Placker, 13, in 2008.

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