June 8, 2008
On a Sunday afternoon, Taylor Paschal-Placker, 13, and Skyla Whitaker, 11, are gunned down along Country Line Road northeast of Weleetka, a short distance from Paschal-Placker's home.
June 13, 2008
More than 500 members of the Weleetka community attend a memorial as authorities scramble to find a suspect without an eyewitness or many clues.
Aug. 8, 2008
Authorities release details of the autopsy report, which showed both girls were shot in their legs, torso, neck and at the base of their skulls with a total of 13 shots.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation officials reduce investigators from more than a dozen to four on the case as leads decrease significantly.
The reward is raised to $160,000 for information leading to a break in the case after nearly a year of investigating.
Authorities and the girls' family members beg the public for help in solving the 2-year-old slayings.
Three years after slayings, officials announce they have no suspects.
July 15, 2011
Family members of 23-year-old Ashley Taylor see her for the last time.
July 17, 2011
Taylor tells her family that she and Kevin J. Sweat, 25, are going to Louisiana to get married.
July 29, 2011
Taylor is reported missing.
July 30, 2011
Sweat tells police that he got into an argument with Taylor on U.S. 75 but left her alive and well on the side of the road.
Aug. 1, 2011
Sweat tells police he wasn't telling the truth during the first interview. He told police he "caused Ashley's death."
Sweat is arrested and held in Seminole County jail without bond.
Aug. 9, 2011
Authorities find human remains near where Sweat told police to look.
Aug. 12, 2011
Sweat is charged with first-degree murder in Taylor's death.
Oct. 1, 2011
OSBI announces that the gun used to slay the Weleetka girls may have been sold at a Tulsa gun show in March.
Nov. 11, 2011
Taylor's family tells the media that they told OSBI of comments Sweat made about the Weleetka killings.
Dec. 9, 2011
OSBI announces charges against Sweat in the 2008 slayings of the Weleetka girls.
Jan. 28, 2013
Preliminary hearing in Okfuskee County District Court for Sweat, who is charged with first-degree murder.