Murder charges filed in 2008 slayings of Oklahoma girls
An undated photo from Oklahoma authorities shows Kevin Sweat, who has been charged with murder in two 2008 deaths.
December 9th, 2011
03:29 PM ET

Murder charges filed in 2008 slayings of Oklahoma girls

A man in custody for a different case has been charged first-degree murder in connection with the 2008 shooting deaths of two Oklahoma girls, Okfuskee County authorities said in a news conference Friday afternoon.

Kevin Sweat, 25, had been charged with murder in the deaths of Skyla Jade Whitaker, 11 and Taylor Paschal-Placker, 13, who were found shot to death on a rural dirt road in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, in June 2008.

Sweat was already behind bars in Seminole County (Oklahoma) Jail in his girlfriend's death when the new charges were filed, according to the state investigative bureau director.

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  1. fernace

    Like many articles on this blog, this was devoid of any specifics & probably released because so many people want justice for the children! Those poor little girls, I can't stand the fact that they had to die at the hands of this lunatic! Death penalty is too good for this creep! Lock him up in solitary, indefinately

    December 9, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mylifemyway

    CNN has a more detailed story if you can break away from the blogs... Glad the found the guy.

    December 9, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mylifemyway

    #they ;)

    December 9, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)

    This dude looks like a real whack-a-doodle.

    December 9, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. F1

    Another super creep

    December 10, 2011 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
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