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  1. Victim's Family Startled By Phone Message Kevin Sweat Released From PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    The family of an Oklahoma woman killed by her fiance was startled after receiving a false notification saying he was released from state custody. Kevin Sweat was sentenced in November to three life terms without parole after pleading guilty in the 2011 death of 23-year-old Ashley Taylor and in the 2008 deaths of two Weleetka girls.

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  2. Miscommunication about convicted killer Kevin Sweat puts victim's family on high alertRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

    Sweat was recently convicted of murdering two girls in Weleetka, 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker, as well as his fiance Ashley Taylor. According to KJRH , late Tuesday night, VINE sent a message to Ashley Taylor's family notifying them that Sweat was "released from custody as of 12/2/2014," despite Sweat's sentence to life in prison.

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  3. After one daughter's killer is sent to prison, Oklahoma family suffers second tragedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | NewsOK.com

    ... t. 31 had a judge deny his attempt to withdraw his guilty pleas in Taylor's death, as well as the 2008 death of two Weleetka girls for which he also was charged.

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  4. OSBI Investigating Suspicious Death Of Weleetka Victim's SisterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation confirms that the sister of one of the Weleetka murder victims has been found dead. Charyl Schultz, 33, was the half sister of Ashley Taylor.

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  5. Double child murder cold case finally solved after body of fiancee led police to killerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Mirror.co.uk

    ... multiple times in the head and chest with two different guns, not far from where Taylor lived with her grandad in Weleetka, Oklahoma. Skyla had been shot eight times, Taylor five. There was no motive, and the random killing was difficult to piece ...

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  6. The Oklahoman's Class B rankings: Weleetka moves up after road winRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | NewsOK.com

    The first round of the Class B playoffs went mostly as expected, with Weleetka pulling off the only road win, at Oaks. Having played one of the toughest schedules in the class, the 8-3 Outlaws moved into the top 10 a couple weeks ago, and reached the eighth spot this week.

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  7. High school notebook: Coin toss benefits Oaks in Class B's three-way tieRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2014 | NewsOK.com

    ... The flip occurred at the OSSAA office Saturday morning, with Oaks coming out on top. As a result, Oaks will host Weleetka in Friday's first round. Garber won the third spot and will travel to Keota, while Depew came out fourth and will play at ...

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  8. Class B district tie settled by coin flipRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2014 | NewsOK.com

    ... The flip occurred at the OSSAA office Saturday morning, with Oaks coming out on top. As a result, Oaks will host Weleetka in Friday's first round. Garber won the third spot and will travel to Keota, while Depew came out fourth and will play at ...

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  9. Oklahoma Red Cross Assists Dozens After Weekend House FiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | News9 Oklahoma City

    ... volunteers said they tend to see an increase in structure fires. The fires impacted families in Durant, Quapaw, Weleetka, Twin Hills, Mannford, Muskogee, McAlester, Owasso, Kingston, Stillwell, Hulbert, Oklahoma City, Woodward and Okmulgee. Red ...

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  10. Red Cross Responded to 22 House Fires in One WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | KTUL-TV Tulsa

    ... to 11-2) with 16 of the fires occurring during that time. Some of the towns affected include: Durant, Quapaw, Weleetka, Twin Hills, Mannford, Muskogee, McAlester, Owasso, Kingston, Stillwell, Hulbert, Oklahoma City, Woodward and Okmulgee. With ...

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  11. Convicted killer denied request to withdraw pleaRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | KTUL-TV Tulsa

    ... Sweat pleaded guilty to the murder charges in July - saying he killed the two girls as they walked down a road near Weleetka in 2008 and that he killed Ashley Taylor in 2011. Sweat said Friday he felt he had no choice in making the plea and that his ...

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  12. Judge denies killer's request to withdraw guilty pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    A judge denied Kevin Sweat's request to withdraw his guilty plea to the deaths of two Weleetka girls and his fiancA . The judge denied Sweat's request in a Friday morning hearing.

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  13. Judge Denies Kevin Sweat's Motion To Withdraw PleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | KTUL-TV Tulsa

    ... Sweat was sentenced to three life terms for the 2011 murder of his fiancee and the killings of two young girls in Weleetka in 2008. Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer ...

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  14. Judge Denies Kevin Sweat's Appeal To Withdraw Guilty Plea In Weleetka MurdersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | News9 Oklahoma City

    Kevin Sweat, in his first appeal since being sentenced to three life terms, has been denied in his request to withdraw his guilty plea. Sweat is the man prosecutors say killed two young girls near Weleetka six years ago -- 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker.

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  15. Convicted child killer in Oklahoma now wants to withdraw guilty pleasRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

    A hearing to consider convicted killer Kevin Sweat's motion to withdraw his guilty pleas is now set for Friday. Sweat's victims were 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker, who were shot to death in 2003 along a rural road near Weleetka.

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  16. Oklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... shot 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker in 2008 as the girls walked down a road near Weleetka in eastern Oklahoma. He also admitted slaying his fiancee, 23-year-old Ashley Taylor, in 2011. People in the courtroom ...

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  17. Oklahoma killer cuts lawyer with razor before sentencing: DARead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2014 | New York Daily News

    ... heard the commotion on Friday. A memorial to Skyla Whitaker and Taylor Paschal-Placker remains on a dirt road in Weleetka, Okla., six years after their murders. Okfuskee County District Attorney Max Cook on Friday tells reporters confessed killer ...

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  18. Bruins traveling to take on Keota's power runRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Durant Daily Democrat

    Caddo quarterback Colton Ledford hands off to Daniel Hawkins on third down last week against Weleetka. Ledford threw for more than 300 yards in the game.

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  19. Kevin Sweat, Convicted Killer, Cuts Attorney With Razor Blade in CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | News Max

    ... shot 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker in 2008 as the girls walked down a road near Weleetka in eastern Oklahoma. He also admitted slaying his fiancee, 23-year-old Ashley Taylor, in 2011. Parish refused to let Sweat ...

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  20. Oklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets lifeRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2014 | Boston Herald

    ... shot 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker in 2008 as the girls walked down a road near Weleetka in eastern Oklahoma. He also admitted slaying his fiancee, 23-year-old Ashley Taylor, in 2011. People in the courtroom ...

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