OKLAHOMA CITY – the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her two children in 2010.
The district court ruled Thursday that testimony by the family members of the victims says Shaun Bosse the death penalty should not have been allowed, but was harmless error.
The judge said: “overwhelming evidence” proves the crime was heinous, atrocious, or cruel.
Bosse was convicted for the killing of the 25-year-old Katrina Griffin, 8-year-old Christian Griffin and 6-year-old Chasity Hammer. Their bodies were found in their burned mobile home in Dibble, 40 miles (65 km) south of Oklahoma City.
The U.S. Supreme court ruled in October that the family testimony is not allowed, and sent the case back to the Oklahoma court.
Bosse’s attorney not immediately return a call seeking comment.