Family speaks out on Marshall Co. triple slaying

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - A Madill family is mourning the loss of a daughter and two grandchildren.

Local and state law enforcement agencies on scene at the Horath's residence on Page Road in Kingston, Okla. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2019

Edward and Barbara Hyde lost their daughter Monica Horath, 53, and grandkids Johnathan, 16, and Stephanie, 12.

"I'm at a loss for words." Edward Hyde said, "you don't really appreciate what's going on until it happens to you. I don't think I can get over it."

Marshall County Sheriff Danny Cryer said his office's got a call Thursday morning from a woman in New Jersey, and told Marshall County Dispatch that the suspect, Kevin Moseley, had called her and confessed.

"My friend told me he shot and killed his wife and kids in Kingston today,” the 911 caller said.

That call led authorities to Abilene, Texas where Texas Rangers tracked Moseley down to a relative’s house and arrested him. Sheriff Cryer said they are still in the process of bringing him back to Oklahoma.

“It certainly depends on him and how quickly the authorities move in Texas,” Sheriff Cryer said, “if he fights the extradition process it could take a month or longer.”

Audrey Hager, Monica’s little sister said she remembers seeing her big sister's face always having a smile and always trying to make her laugh.

"Monica and I use to tell each other everything. We would go get our nails done, go shopping and have a good time, spend time with the kids,” Hager said. “Words can’t express how I feel."

The kids just started school in Madill. Johnathan was starting the 10th grade and wanted to work with computers and Stephanie was in the sixth grade and had aspirations of becoming an artist and or singer.

“I don’t know why he had to kill them, we would have finished raising them,” Hyde said.

Johnathan and Stephanie's biological father passed away in Feb., and Hyde and Hager said they’re planning on reuniting them by putting their ashes together.

Administrators at Madill Public Schools made counselors, teachers and minister available Friday to help grieving students and staff there.

Resources will remain available in the days and weeks to come.