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911 audio released in Beggs murders

Posted: 5:05 PM, Nov 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-19 23:58:08-05
911 audio released in Beggs murders

Authorities have released audio of the 911 call made by a teenager who says he witnessed his friend being murdered.

2 News Works For You obtained the 911 recording on Monday.

The teenage caller tells a dispatcher he and his friend, 18-year-old Kayson Toliver, were asleep in a bedroom when Toliver's mother came in and shot him. 

Eddieson Baldridge spoke slowly as he relayed information.

"Yes, ma'am. Sorry. I am OK. I'm at my friend's house. I was asleep and I woke up to my friend's mom in the room with a gun. She shot my friend," he said. 

According to the Okmulgee County Sheriff Office, Amy Leann Hall, 38, shot and killed Kayson and injured her two daughters in the triple shooting. Daughter Khloee, 16, died days later at a Tulsa hospital. A 14-year-old daughter survived.

Some of the 911 audio is too heartbreaking to share. The phone call is nearly 27 minutes long and most of it is really hard to listen to. You can hear the bewilderment and shock in the voices of the teenagers as they try to understand what has just happened.

We weren’t even sure if we were going to air some of the phone call because this is a really tough story. But we wanted to help give some perspective to what happened that morning as so many are trying to wrap their minds around why.

In another moment, Baldridge tells the dispatcher about Hall’s behavior the night before.

Dispatcher:  "Did anything happen before this? Or did she just walk in and this happened?"

Baldridge:  “She’s been acting a little weird lately and me and him been trying to get her help, trying to figure out what’s wrong with her,” he said. “…She’s been having little schitzophrenic episodes... so weird… so scary.”

Baldridge recounted the same events to 2 Works For You earlier this month. 

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In that interview, Baldridge told us Hall said she was sorry before she pulled the trigger.

According to court documents, Hall told investigators that by shooting the children, "some part of [her] thought [she] was saving them" from her ex-husband. The two parents had a contentious relationship, according to court records.

During the call, Baldridge did his best to provide information to the dispatcher and comfort the girls, who had been shot. The dispatcher in turn praised Baldridge.

Dispatcher: "You are doing really good, Eddieson.

Baldridge: "Yes, ma'am."

Dispatcher: "Thank you for staying so calm." 

Just a devastating all around as this family and community tries to come to terms with and heal from it.

Toliver remains in the Okmulgee County Jail on first-degree murder charges.
 

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