Man is convicted in 2010 Dibble triple slaying

A jury in McClain County took less than four hours to convict Shaun Michael Bosse in the July 2010 triple slaying of a woman and her two children in Dibble, a small Oklahoma town.
by Andrew Knittle Published: October 29, 2012
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Hammer's blood also was found on the suspect's jeans, the result of a kick to the face by Bosse, prosecutors said.

Susan Caswell, a McClain County prosecutor, said that Bosse began to burglarize the mobile home after all of the victims were incapacitated.

“(He took) 139 items,” Caswell said. “That's a lot of trips to your truck. Back and forth. Back and forth. He didn't care ... he wanted to get his stuff.”

Prosecutors say Bosse visited seven different pawnshops in the Oklahoma City area after the killings. He sold $337 worth of DVDs, video games and game consoles, Caswell said.

In his closing remarks, defense attorney Gary Henry tried to discredit the case against Bosse by questioning the thoroughness of the investigation and casting doubt on the prosecutors' timeline of events.

Henry also claimed that Bosse never tried to hide his identity when he pawned and sold Katrina Griffin's belongings.

“Just because it looks bad, doesn't mean it is,” Henry said.

Victims' family speaks

Katrina Griffin's stepmother, Ginger Griffin, said she doesn't think “closure” will ever come to her loved ones after losing the three young family members in such a brutal fashion.

Ginger Griffin, who testified at the trial, said the legal process was difficult because defense attorneys “want to dredge up the bad things.”

When asked what punishment she felt was most fitting for Bosse, Ginger Griffin simply said, “Death penalty.”

“I think the punishment should fit the crime,” she said.

And even though she claims to have become accustomed to seeing Bosse in close quarters since the legal process began, it was never easy for Ginger Griffin to be in the same room as the man who killed her stepdaughter.

“Every day ... looking at him and imagining him doing that ... with no remorse — that's hard,” she said, adding that the loss of the children hit especially hard. “They were just like our children ... we helped raise them. They brought us joy.”


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by Andrew Knittle
Investigative Reporter
Andrew Knittle has covered state water issues, tribal concerns and major criminal proceedings during his career as an Oklahoma journalist. He has won reporting awards from the state's Associated Press bureau and prides himself on finding a real...
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