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Domestic situation turns deadly in Grady County

An Amber man beat his girlfriend unconscious and killed her friend, Sara Maisano, 23, of Norman, with a shotgun blast, the Grady County sheriff said.
by Robert Medley Modified: June 28, 2013 at 8:14 pm •  Published: June 29, 2013

— A man has been arrested in the shotgun slaying of a woman in a domestic assault, Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir said.

Sara Maisano, 23, of Norman, was beaten and shot in the face at close range with a shotgun Wednesday night, Weir said. Her friend, Katie Garner, 26, was beaten unconscious and awoke Thursday morning to find her friend dead.

The assault happened at the home Garner shares with her boyfriend, Steven Thompson, 27. Thompson has been jailed on a homicide complaint.

Maisano is the daughter of Norman police Deputy Chief Jim Maisano, who declined to comment on the tragedy Friday.

Weir said Thompson apparently lost his temper about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and beat both women before killing Sara Maisano.

Thompson called his father Thursday morning and said, “I've done something stupid. I love you,” and hung up, Weir said. After that, he called a cousin and said he was going to kill his girlfriend and himself. His cousin talked him into calling the sheriff's office, Weir said.

Deputies arrived and arrested him.

Weir declined to release the 911 recording of the telephone call because it is evidence in the case.

He would not comment on what upset Thompson.

“It was a domestic situation that got out of control,” Weir said.

Garner was taken to OU Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition Friday morning. By Friday afternoon, the hospital no longer was releasing information about her. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Robert Medley
Breaking News Reporter
Robert Medley has been a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1989, covering various news beats in the Oklahoma City metro area and in the Norman news bureau. He has been part of the breaking news team since 2008. A 1987 University of Oklahoma...
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