What About Josh?
By Penny Owen
The Daily Oklahoman
Lincoln County authorities arrested a 17-year old suspect Saturday in the fatal shooting of a Meeker
woman and wounding of her fiancée during an overnight altercation.
Another suspect, Joshua Stump, was shot to death outside the rural Sparks home where the assault
Authorities were called about 1 a.m to the residence between Meeker and Chandler, where
they found Kitty Knight, 56, dead inside of a gunshot wound
The owner of the home, Herbert Moucha, 62, was also found inside suffering from a gunshot
wound. He was flown to Presbyterian Hospital and was listed in good condition Saturday with a
wound to the right hand, said Kym Koch, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of
Investigation. Knight and Moucha were engaged to be married, but only Moucha lived in the home.
Lincoln County Sheriff A.T. Brixey said the assailants apparently approached the couple for help
with a disabled vehicle.
Somewhere in the process right there, the shooting erupted, Brixey said. He said the victims were
shot with a shotgun, and Knight apparently returned fire with a handgun, wounding Stump.
He ran about 50 yards and fell dead in the driveway, Brixey said. The other suspect was being held
in the Lincoln County Jail late Saturday. Were not going to give out any more information on this
until we've examined all the evidence and until the crime scene has been thoroughly processed, the
Joshua Stump was not the suspect that was shot. He, actually, was the suspect that was arrested
the next day and held at the Lincoln County Jail. Robert Anderson, the suspect whose name was
not initially released, was the suspect who returned ALONE to the Moucka’s home and was shot and
killed. Joshua never returned to the house a second time. He was arrested almost 16 hours later in
the next town.
You live in Gainesville, TX, a Red River Suburb North of Dallas. You are considering relocation to
Oklahoma. Imagine picking up the Sunday issue of The Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City’s widely
circulated newspaper, reaching all the way to most of the Red River towns in Texas, including
After scanning for jobs and available homes you happen to peruse another article that read that
YOUR SON was SHOT TO DEATH in an apparent robbery attempt the night before.
AS THAT PERSON’S MOTHER OR FATHER, HOW WOULD YOU FEEL?
Now imagine the next 5 hours, under the assumption that your son is dead, frantically trying to
contact anyone with more information, without luck. A knock at the door reveals 2 local sheriffs at
your door informing you that your son was a suspect in a murder investigation and had not in fact
been shot the night before.
This article was printed in complete error and disregard by THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN on 7-16-05.