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Man Accused of Murdering Weleetka Girls, Fiancee Pleads Guilty

The man accused of killing two Weleetka girls in 2008 and his fiancee in 2011 plead guilty today.

Kevin Sweat entered a blind plea for three counts of first degree murder.

Sweat admitted to killing of 13-year-old Taylor Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker as well as his fiancée Ashley Taylor.

Court documents show he entered a blind plea, meaning that sweat does not know what his sentence will be.

The range of punishment is life to life without parole. The death penalty was ruled out when he accepted a deal to waive his right to a jury trial.

Outside the courtroom Ashley Taylor's parents gave their thoughts.

"It's been a lot of heartache a lot of pain; it's been extremely tiring," Michael Taylor said. "You can't really explain it too much. It's an emotional roller coaster that unless you've been through it you just don't understand."

Court documents released this week provide more information into a possible motive for killing the Weleetka girls.

Prosecutors had planned called three witnesses, including two former coworkers and a Placker relative.

Both employees alleged in their statements that Sweat "did not like the Placker family," according to the documents. "He felt like the Placker family had supplied his brother with drugs and were responsible for his brother's death."

During one encounter with an employee, Sweat stated that he did not believe his brother's death was a suicide or an accident.

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