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Kevin Sweat Arraignment Date Set
A man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two girls near Weleetka more than four years ago is scheduled for arraignment later this month.
Online court records show formal arraignment for 27-year-old Kevin Sweat is set Feb 26 in Okfuskee County District Court.
Sweat was ordered to trial on two counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday in the June 2008 shooting deaths of 13-year-old Taylor Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker. He has pleaded not guilty, and prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty.
Sweat was already in custody in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Ashley Taylor, when he told investigators in 2011 he shot "the demons" who approached him along a rural road.
Sweat's murder trial for Taylor's death is scheduled in June.
Posted: Friday, February 1 2013, 05:48 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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