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Victims' family wants 'death' for Blanchard murderer

Jurors in McClain County heard emotional statements from those closest to a Dibble mother and her two children as they began the process of deciding the fate of convicted triple-murderer Shaun Michael Bosse.
by Andrew Knittle Published: October 31, 2012

When asked by prosecutors what kind of punishment Bosse deserves for killing their daughter and grandchildren, all three of Katrina Griffin's relatives said the same thing.

“Death,” they all said.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the case. Jurors are expected to make a punishment recommendation Wednesday.

Escape detailed

Jurors also heard from two witnesses who worked at the McClain County jail when Bosse, 30, escaped in June 2011.

Thomas Williams, who was assaulted by Bosse during the escape, told the jury the incident left him mentally scarred.

“(I felt) ashamed, disappointed and violated,” Williams said. “Ashamed I couldn't do my job.”

Prosecutors played a video of the jail on the day Bosse escaped, which shows the convicted murderer attack Williams from behind and force him into a cell.

After struggling with Williams for roughly four minutes, Bosse locked the jailer in a cell with a convicted sex offender and left the area.

Footage from another area of the jail shows Bosse interacting with former jailer Sasha Martinez, who was fired after the escape.

Bosse would eventually take Martinez's car keys and flee the area. He was apprehended roughly 10 hours later in Blanchard without incident.

Callen Stephens, a deputy U.S. Marshal, said Bosse's grandmother and a childhood friend told authorities where they could find him.

Williams and Martinez said they both feared for their lives when Bosse had control over them.

“I was scared,” Martinez said. “I seriously thought he was going to do something to me.”

Williams said Bosse even made reference to the grisly triple murder he was accused of committing.

“He asked me if I knew why he was in there,” Williams said. “He wanted to know if I thought he did it.” has disabled the comments for this article.
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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