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OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say a man charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 deaths of two Weleetka girls thought he saw "two monsters" approaching and fired at them.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation announced Friday that charges were filed against Kevin Sweat. Okfuskee County District Attorney Max Cook said he'll seek the death penalty.

According to an affidavit, Sweat said he stopped his car on the side of a road, saw "two monsters come at him" and then shot them with a gun. The bodies of 13-year-old Taylor Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker were found near Placker's home.

OSBI director Stan Florence says investigators talked to Sweat earlier because he owned the same kind of pistol used in the killings, but there was no reason to link him to the crime.