Taped confession sends man accused of murder to trial

Posted on: 6:35 pm, January 29, 2013, by


OKEMAH, Okla. – An Oklahoma man accused of killing two little girls near Weleetka will head to trial.

Kevin Sweat is accused of shooting 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Placker back in 2008.

During Tuesday’s preliminary hearing, prosecutors played a 2.5-hour videotaped interrogation.

Sweat repeatedly denied killing the two girls before eventually admitting that mental problems and demonic possession made him do it.

Sweat is also accused of killing his fiancé, Ashley Taylor.

Taylor’s family is upset Sweat blamed witchcraft for the murders.

“From what I’ve heard, the lies and trying to cover things up, that angers me,” Michael Taylor said. “Having to relive this brings up those feelings of anger.”

The defense is fighting to have Sweat’s confession thrown out.

Sweat faces a possible death sentence if convicted of the murders.