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Oklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life

Created: 10/24/2014 12:52 PM
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OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Oklahoma inmate attacked his attorney with a razorblade moments before he was to be sentenced in the killings of two young girls and his fiancee.

District Attorney Max Cook says Kevin Sweat somehow smuggled the weapon into the courthouse in Okemah, about 70 miles east of Oklahoma City. He says the attorney only suffered "slight" wounds to the neck in Friday's attack and that he wasn't taken to a hospital.

The attack caused a delay of about an hour.

After the commotion, Sweat appeared with an injury on his nose and was sentenced to three life prison terms without the possibility of parole for the 2008 slayings of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker, and the 2011 killing of Ashley Taylor.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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