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Not guilty plea for Oklahoma man accused in shooting deaths of two young girls, 13 and 11

Kevin Sweat leaves an Ohio courthouse in January 2013 KWTV-DT

Kevin Sweat leaves an Oklahoma courthouse in January 2013
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(CBS/AP) OKEMAH, Okla. - An Oklahoma judge entered a not guilty plea Thursday on behalf of Kevin Sweat, a man accused in the shooting deaths of two young girls.

Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Parish entered the plea on behalf of Sweat, who is accused in the June 2008 shooting deaths of 13-year-old Taylor Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker. Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty.

Sweat was already in custody in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Ashley Taylor, when he allegedly told investigators in 2011 he shot "the demons" who approached him along a rural road where the girls' bodies were found.

Sweat's attorneys also requested a change of venue on Thursday for his June trial for Ashley Taylor's death. The judge has not yet ruled on that request.

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