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    Shaun Michael Bosse - Oklahoma Death Row


    Katrina Griffin, 8-year-old Christian Griffin and
    6-year-old Chasity Hammer



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    Bosse trial begins

    More than 300 prospective jurors are expected to report Friday morning to the Farm & Home Community Center in Purcell to complete paperwork in preparation for the upcoming murder and arson trial of Shaun M. Bosse of Blanchard.

    Bosse, 29, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson in the July 23, 2010 deaths of his girlfriend and her two children.

    Prosecutors believe Bosse killed the family to cover up the fact that he was the one who had stolen the items. The state is seeking the death penalty.

    The victims were Katrina Griffin, 24; her 8-year-old son Christian Griffin and 6-year-old daughter Chasity Hammer.

    Mother and son were stabbed numerous times before their home was set on fire. The killer had put Chasity Hammer in a closet, wedging a chair under the doorknob to prevent her escape. She died of smoke inhalation and burns.

    According to an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent’s affidavit, Griffin called the McClain County Sheriff’s Department late on July 22 to report the theft of several items from her home in the Dibble area.

    Bosse was also at the house when a deputy took the report.

    Less than 9-1/2 hours later, the Dibble and Washington Fire Departments responded to the address when a neighbor noticed the house was on fire. The firefighters discovered the three bodies in the rubble.

    Later that day, investigators located Bosse at Oklahoma City Community College.

    Subsequently, authorities uncovered evidence that showed Bosse had visited several pawn shops in Oklahoma City on the morning of July 23, selling items later identified as Griffin’s, according to the affidavit.

    Blood was found on clothing and shoes belonging to Bosse.

    Bosse was charged on Aug. 6, 2010. On June 26, 2011, he escaped from the McClain County Jail by overpowering two detention officers and stealing a car belonging to one of them.

    He was recaptured following a manhunt.

    In filing a bill of particulars to seek the death sentence, prosecutors wrote that none of the victims died quickly or easily.

    Chasity Hammer, in particular, “was likely conscious and awre of her struggle to breathe and impending death,” prosecutors wrote. “She also likely heard the continuing struggle and death of her mother Katrina Griffin and brother Christian Griffin with Bosse wile she was trapped in the closet....

    “All three victims were subjected to great physical anguish and extreme mental cruelty. They likely witnessed the other victims get stabbed. This anticipation of death caused by the knowledge that others had been stabbed is further evidence of extreme mental cruelty.”

    http://www.purcellregister.com/news/...a4bcf887a.html
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    Opening Statements Begin In Murder Trial Of Blanchard Man

    Prosecution and defense attorneys began presenting their cases Wednesday in the murder trial of a man accused of killing a McClain County woman and her two children.

    Shaun Bosse is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of 25-year-old Katrina Griffin and her two children, 8-year-old Christian and 6-year-old Chasity. Firefighters discovered the bodies of the three victims in a burned mobile home in July 2010.

    Jury selection in the trial lasted two weeks. Attorneys began delivering their opening statements Wednesday morning. If Bosse is convicted, prosecutors will push for the death penalty.

    http://www.news9.com/story/19844338/...-blanchard-man
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    Testimony Wrapping Up In Oklahoma Man's Murder Trial

    PURCELL, Okla. (AP) -- Testimony is winding down in the first-degree murder trial of an Oklahoma man charged in the deaths of two children and their mother. A 12-member jury in McClain County has heard testimony for the past week in the case of Shaun Michael Bosse of Blanchard. Prosecutors say jurors could begin deliberating a verdict in the case as early as Wednesday after listening to closing arguments by prosecutors and defense attorneys. Bosse is charged in the July 23, 2010, deaths of 25-year-old Katrina Griffin and her two children, 8-year-old Christian Griffin and 6-year-old Chasity Hammer. The victims' bodies were found in the family's burned-out mobile home. Bosse -- who also faces a count of first-degree arson -- has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

    http://www.okcfox.com/newsroom/top_s...vid_7640.shtml
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    Bosse murder case

    McClain County jurors in the murder and arson case against Shaun Michael Bosse “met” the victims on opening day of the trial in District Judge Greg Dixon’s courtroom.

    Katrina Griffin, at 24, was a “homebody ... very much dependent on family to help her,” District Attorney Greg Mashburn told the jury.


    Christian Griffin, 8, was “a normal healthy, happy young boy and very protective of his mother.”

    Chasity Hammer was just four years old, a “cute little girl.”

    The prosecution is seeking the death penalty for Bosse, who faces three counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson.

    Bosse brutally murdered all three on July 23, 2010, Mashburn told the jury, and then set a fire in their mobile home in a failed attempt to cover up the crime.

    The state’s burden, Mashburn told the jury, is to prove Bosse’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

    “It’s a burden we gladly accept in this case,” he added.

    Firefighters found Katrina Griffin in the master bedroom. She had been stabbed eight times.

    Christian’s body was found across the room, a towel wrapped around his head. He had five stab wounds.

    Chasity was in a closet at the opposite end of the trailer. A chair had been wedged under the door knob to prevent her escape.

    Mashburn said the girl had thermal burns to her entire body. An autopsy found soot in her stomach and lungs and her blood was “loaded with the toxic gases she’d breathed in,” Mashburn said.

    She also had a cut below one eye and a “big bruise” on her skull.

    Mashburn described how a neighbor on his way to work noticed smoke coming from the mobile home around 9 a.m. that morning.

    He called 911 and the first firefighters to arrive were told a mother and two young children lived there.

    The firefighters entered the home, first checking two bedrooms to the right.

    When they exited, two other firefighters went in, this time to the left, using a hose to fan the smoke.

    The door to the master bedroom was closed and one firefighter had to push hard to open it.

    “What he sees is horrific,” Mashburn said, describing the bodies of Katrina and Christian Griffin.

    http://www.purcellregister.com/news/...a4bcf887a.html
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    Closing arguments set in Oklahoma triple homicide

    Closing arguments are scheduled in the first-degree murder trial of a man charged with killing two children and their mother.

    Prosecution and defense attorneys will present arguments to a McClain County jury on Monday in the trial of 30-year-old Shaun Michael Bosse (BOSS-ee). Bosse is charged in the July 23, 2010, deaths of 25-year-old Katrina Griffin and her two children, 8-year-old Christian Griffin and 6-year-old Chasity Hammer.

    The Medical Examiner's Office says Katrina Griffin died from multiple sharp force trauma and Christian died from multiple stab wounds. Officials say Chastity died from smoke inhalation and burns after the family's mobile home in Dibble was set on fire.

    Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. If convicted, Bosse faces possible sentences of death or life in prison.

    Bosse has pleaded not guilty.

    http://www.newschannel10.com/story/1...riple-homicide
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    PURCELL, Okla. (AP) — Jurors in McClain County will decide whether a man convicted in the killings of an Oklahoma woman and her two young children should face the death penalty.
    Jurors deliberated about four hours Monday before convicting Shaun Michael Bosse of three counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson. The 30-year-old was charged in the 2010 deaths of 25-year-old Katrina Griffin and her children, 8-year-old Christian Griffin and 6-year-old Chasity Hammer.
    Jurors recommended a 35-year sentence on the arson charge. On Tuesday, opening statements are set in the penalty phase when the jury will consider a death sentence or life in prison without parole for Bosse.
    Bosse's attorney told jurors there was not enough evidence to prove that Bosse was present when the three were killed.


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    Sentencing phase continues in McClain Co. killings

    The sentencing phase continues for an Oklahoma man convicted of killing a 25-year-old woman and her two children.
    Jurors in McClain County are considering whether Shaun Michael Bosse should be sentenced to life in prison without parole or receive the death penalty. The jury convicted Bosse Monday of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Katrina Griffin, 8-year-old Christian Griffin and 6-year-old Chasity Hammer.
    The three were found dead in their burned-out mobile home in Dibble.
    On Wednesday, Bosse's friends and family pleaded for the man's life. The Oklahoman reports (http://is.gd/X2FyUE ) that most people who testified in support of Bosse described him as "shy" or "bashful."
    But Bosse's relatives and friends also described him as a thief and liar.
    The sentencing phase continues Thursday.

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/cri...#ixzz2AyxoWX7i

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    An Oklahoma jury is deciding whether to impose the death penalty or life in prison on a 30-year-old man who has been convicted of killing a woman and her two children.

    A 12-member McClain County jury began deliberating a sentence Friday in the trial of Shaun Michael Bosse (BOSS'-ee) of Blanchard.

    The same jury convicted Bosse of arson and three counts of first-degree murder in the 2010 deaths of 25-year-old Katrina Griffin and her children, 8-year-old Christian Griffin and 6-year-old Chasity Hammer.

    The victims were killed in a fire at their mobile home in Dibble.

    Defense attorney Gary Henry told the jury the death penalty would not bring the victims back to life.

    District Attorney Greg Mashburn says Bosse deserves to suffer the consequences of his actions.

    http://www.chron.com/news/crime/arti...an-4002689.php
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    A McClain County jury deliberated just four hours Friday before returning three death sentences against Shaun Bosse, 30.

    Earlier in the week, the same jury found the Blanchard man guilty on three counts of first degree murder and one count of first degree arson.

    Bosse murdered a Dibble family on July 23, 2010.

    Killed were Katrina Griffin and her two young children, Christian Griffin and Chasity Hammer.

    Bosse stabbed Griffin and her son multiple times before locking the daughter in a closet and setting a fire in the family’s mobile home.

    In all three killings, the jury found three aggravating circumstances - that the crime involved a great risk of death involving more than one person, that the murders were especially heinous, atrocious or cruel and that Bosse committed the murders to avoid lawful arrest or prosecution.

    According to the law, the jurors needed to find only one aggravating circumstance to justify the death penalty.

    http://www.purcellregister.com/news/...9bb2963f4.html
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    Shaun Bosse Sentencing Begins Today

    A man convicted of three murders, could learn his fate today. Shaun Bosse killed his girlfriend and her two children in 2010.

    The jury in the Shaun Bosse murder trial has recommended the death penalty, but formal sentencing begins today.

    Jurors found Bosse guilty on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of first degree arson, in the July 23rd, 2010, deaths of 25-year-old Katrina Griffin and her children, an 8 year-old and 6 year-old.

    The bodies of the young family were discovered in their badly burned mobile home in Dibble.

    A judge is scheduled to formally sentence Bosse just later on today.

    http://www.okcfox.com/newsroom/top_s...vid_8733.shtml
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