Kevin Sweat to appear in court Tuesday on Weleetka case
BY Staff and Oklahoman Reports
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
12/13/11 at 2:54 PM
The initial court appearance for a Henryetta man who is accused of killing two Weleetka girls in 2008 is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Kevin Sweat, 25, was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the June 8, 2008, shooting deaths of Taylor Paschal-Placker, 13, and Skyla Whitaker, 11.
Sweat initially was slated to appear at that time for a preliminary hearing on a murder charge linked to the disappearance this summer of his girlfriend, Ashley Taylor, 23, of Henryetta.
That hearing was postponed, said Max Cook, the district attorney for Creek and Okfuskee counties.
Taylor and Skyla were shot multiple times and were found in a ditch just yards from the Placker home northeast of Weleetka in Okfuskee County.
Sweat was charged Friday after a gun he formerly owned was connected to shell casings found at the scene, according to an arrest affidavit.
He is in the Seminole County Jail, where he was assaulted this weekend by another inmate, Seminole County Undersheriff Todd Hignite said.
Neither man's injuries required hospital treatment, he said.
Original Print Headline: Man accused in Weleetka case is due in court
Kevin Sweat: He was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the June 8, 2008, shooting deaths of two young girls in Weleetka.