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Presentencing investigation finds convicted Oklahoma killer unapologetic


OKEMAH, Oklahoma — A presentence investigation has found an Oklahoma man convicted of three counts of murder shows "little to no" remorse for the slayings.

The Tulsa World ( ) reports Kevin Sweat refuses to acknowledge his involvement in the 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker and the 2011 killing of 23-year-old Ashley Taylor. The investigation recommends Sweat be incarcerated based on his "persistent pattern of criminal and violent behavior."

He was found guilty on July 31 of all three counts of murder after he entered a plea. Sweat had previously waived his right to have a jury hear the case, which means he can only be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole or life without parole.

An Okfuskee County judge will sentence Sweat at an upcoming hearing.

Information from: Tulsa World,

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