Judge considering competency of man charged in 3 deaths

By: News 12 Staff
By: News 12 Staff

WELEETKA, OK -- A judge is considering whether the man charged in the deaths of 3 people was mentally competent.

Tuesday, a judge said he would issue a written ruling on Kevin Sweat's competency.

Defense attorneys argue that Sweat was mentally incompetent when he waived his right to remain silent and confessed to the crimes.

He is charged with first-degree murder for the 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Placker and the 2011 death of his fiancee, Ashley Taylor.

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