Man accused in Weleetka murders pleads ‘not guilty’

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A judge entered a “not guilty” plea on behalf of a man accused of gunning down two young girls in rural Oklahoma.

Kevin Sweat is facing first-degree murder charges in the 2008 shooting deaths of 13-year-old Taylor Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker.

Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty.

During Thursday’s proceedings, Sweat’s attorney requested a change of venue, the judge hasn’t ruled on that request yet.

Sweat was already in custody in connection with the death if his girlfriend Ashley Taylor, when he told investigators he shot the “demons” who approached him along a rural road where the girls’ bodies were found.

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