By Gan Matthews, NEWS 9
PURCELL, Oklahoma -- Shaun Michael Bosse, a suspect in a mobile home fire that killed a woman and her two children last Friday, appeared briefly before a McClain County judge in Purcell Monday morning.
The 27-year-old was booked into jail on a complaint of arson and homicide, but he has not yet been charged with any crime.
The fire near Dibble killed Katrina Griffin and her children, Christian and Chastity. Family members described Bosse as Katrina Griffin's boyfriend.
"We have provided the judge with a probable cause affidavit, and he is looking at that probable cause affidavit to the events concerning what happened for the three victims," said McClain County prosecutor John Pevehouse.
Court documents state that Katrina Griffin and her children Christian and Chasity had signs of injury on their bodies that may have not been caused by the fire. They also state that one of the female victims was found to have a large knife in her hand, and that Bosse has an apparent six inch scratch inside his right arm.
McClain County has not had a triple homicide since 1978. It happened along a stretch of I-35 in the summer of 1978 and it also involved the death of a child. McClain County Sheriff Don Hewett remembers when the Melvin Lorenz family was murdered.
"I was highway patrol at that time, and I was the second, third, or fourth on the scene. I remember we found the bodies here, and then approximately north about 300 yards, we found the young man," Sheriff Hewett said.
The Lorenz family killers were also behind the infamous Steakhouse slayings in Oklahoma City a few weeks later. Roger Dale Stafford was executed for the murders.
Freddy Hill Jr., Katrina Griffin's uncle, said execution is the right punishment for Shaun Bosse too.
"I believe that he should end of the same way, you know. That's in the bible. You take the life, you know, than you should lose yours yourself," Hill said.
A court document also said Bosse was found to have property belonging to Katrina Griffin in his possession.
During Monday's hearing, Bosse told the judge he would need a court-appointed attorney to represent him. Bosse will be back in court on Wednesday.
Bosse has been in jail before for military desertion and burglary.