Homicide

Man who admitted killing 2 Oklahoma girls years before he killed fiancee gets life in prison

  • Kevin Sweat, center, is escorted in the Okfuskee County Courthouse on his way to his sentencing hearing  Okemah, Okla., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Sweat was sentenced  to three life sentences. He pleaded guilty in the 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker, whose deaths went unsolved until he was arrested in the 2011 killing of his fiancee, Ashley Taylor. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Kevin Sweat, center, is escorted in the Okfuskee County Courthouse on his way to his sentencing hearing Okemah, Okla., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Sweat was sentenced to three life sentences. He pleaded guilty in the 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker, whose deaths went unsolved until he was arrested in the 2011 killing of his fiancee, Ashley Taylor. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kevin Sweat, center, is escorted in the Okfuskee County Courthouse on his way to his sentencing hearing  Okemah, Okla., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Sweat was sentenced  to three life sentences. He pleaded guilty in the 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker, whose deaths went unsolved until he was arrested in the 2011 killing of his fiancee, Ashley Taylor. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Kevin Sweat, center, is escorted in the Okfuskee County Courthouse on his way to his sentencing hearing Okemah, Okla., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Sweat was sentenced to three life sentences. He pleaded guilty in the 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker, whose deaths went unsolved until he was arrested in the 2011 killing of his fiancee, Ashley Taylor. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

  • Patricia Taylor, the mother of murder victim Ashley Taylor,  wipes a tear away as she talks about her daughter, outside the courthouse in Okemah, Okla., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, following the sentencing of Kevin Sweat.  Sweat was sentenced  to three life sentences. He pleaded guilty in the 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker, whose deaths went unsolved until he was arrested in the 2011 killing of his fiancee, Ashley Taylor. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Patricia Taylor, the mother of murder victim Ashley Taylor, wipes a tear away as she talks about her daughter, outside the courthouse in Okemah, Okla., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, following the sentencing of Kevin Sweat. Sweat was sentenced to three life sentences. He pleaded guilty in the 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker, whose deaths went unsolved until he was arrested in the 2011 killing of his fiancee, Ashley Taylor. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

An Oklahoma man accused of fatally shooting two young girls, then killing his fiancee three years later, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Kevin Sweat was sentenced Friday to three life sentences. He pleaded guilty in the 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker, whose deaths went unsolved until he was arrested in the 2011 killing of his fiancee, Ashley Taylor.

Sweat's sentencing was delayed after a commotion that occurred as he was being brought to the courtroom. District Attorney Max Cook has released little information, but he says Sweat remained in custody the entire time.

Sweat pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder earlier this year, in exchange for prosecutors agreeing to drop the death penalty.