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By Jennifer Palmer Modified: March 1, 2008 at 12:17 am •  Published: March 1, 2008
"It's one of those things you can't get out of your head.”

The couple, who have a newborn daughter, said people at the apartments rarely talk about the killing.

"It's a horrible thing that happened,” said Jason Shea, Stafford's friend.

Shea and Stafford, who previously lived in another unit in the complex, remember seeing Jamie around. But they said they never crossed paths with Underwood.

Neighbor Cassie Scott said she can't believe something like that happened in Purcell, with just under 6,000 people.

"It's a little strange because it's Purcell. You don't hear about this stuff,” she said.

No one answered the door Friday at the apartment where Underwood had lived.

Sabrina Maizland, a manager, said the owners are probably more careful now about who they rent to. Even so, Underwood had no criminal history and would have passed a background check. has disabled the comments for this article.

Mindy Rankin and Jason Shea talk about the Underwood verdict Friday from the apartment where slain 10-year-old Jamie Rose Bolin lived. By David McDaniel, The Oklahoman


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