Full house for Faith Phillips’ book-signing event; true-crime novel chronicles tragic Weleetka murders

By Josh Allen
ONL Staff Reporter

Emotions ran thick Friday evening as author Faith Phillips read from the stage much of the first chapter of her newest release: As I Lay Me Down — a true-crime novel that digs deep into the brutal murders of two young Weleetka girls on a gravel road and another woman years later.

June of this year marked 10 years since the tragedy, but for many, the pain and emptiness still lingers heavily.

Author Faith Phillips signs a copy of her newly released book, As I Lay Me Down, at an event in Okemah Friday. (JOSH ALLEN/News Leader)

The book-signing event — one of many Phillips is doing with the new release — was held Friday, Sept 7, at the Hen House. It was heavily attended and featured a live musical performance by Wink Burcham.

In June 2008, Taylor Paschal-Placker, 13, and

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