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Arraignment set for Okla. man in deaths of 2 girls

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OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) _ A man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two girls near Weleetka is scheduled to formally enter a plea.

Kevin Sweat is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Okfuskee County District Court. A plea of not guilty was previously entered on his behalf.

Sweat was ordered to trial in January on two counts of first-degree murder for the June 2008 shooting deaths of 13-year-old Taylor Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker. 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 where the girls' bodies were found.

Sweat's murder trial for Taylor's death is scheduled June 10.

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