Granbury Woman Accused Of Killing Husband’s Mistress In Mo., Flees To Kan.

By Matt Goodman,

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Kansas authorities say a Granbury woman shot and killed her husband’s mistress in the victim’s Missouri home Friday after receiving the news that her husband had no plans to stop seeing the woman.

Shannon L. O’Roark-Griffin, 52, is currently booked in the Sedgwick County jail near Wichita on one count of first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

According to a police affidavit, O’Roark-Griffin called her husband Rosco Griffin and told him she had shot and killed his mistress, Irina Anca Puscariu. Griffin called police at about 2:10 p.m. Friday and reported the crime.

First responders to Puscariu’s Gladstone, Mo. home found her shot in the face in the living room. She was declared dead at the scene.

Puscariu’s mother Aneta told police that “somebody” rang the doorbell and her daughter opened it.

A woman entered and shot Puscariu three times before leaving. Aneta Puscariu described the woman as a white female who stood about 5’6 and had fingernails that weren’t “well done,” the affidavit says.

Aneta Puscariu later identified O’Roark-Griffin in a photo lineup.

After allegedly shooting Puscariu, O’Roark-Griffin drove south along Interstate 35 into Kansas. She was pulled over at 4:56 p.m. in Kansas and arrested without incident, the affidavit notes.

Before the shooting on Friday, Griffin told investigators that he and his wife met with a “mental therapist” in Great Bend, Kan. Griffin said he told his wife he would not leave Puscariu during the meeting. O’Roark-Griffin left the room when she heard this.

The police affidavit says Griffin and his wife spoke on the phone shortly thereafter and began discussing a divorce. Griffin told his mistress the news, and she assured him “she would be worth it,” the affidavit states.

Griffin then called his wife back and told her to begin the divorce proceedings.

“Shannon told him that he was not the first person Irina would hurt and would not be the last,” the affidavit says.

Shortly thereafter, Griffin received a call from his daughter saying O’Roark-Griffin had called her in hysterics and admitted to killing someone she only referred to as “her” and that the person “was not going to ever hurt anyone else again.”

That’s when Griffin called police. O’Roark-Griffin would be arrested three hours later. She remains jailed Sunday.

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  • Troll Slayer

    Hell hath no fury……and whatnot.

    • Debra

      You can say that again!

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  • mjm

    Hood County Appraisal District lists a Roscoe and Shannon Griffin owning a $250,000 home. Also shows a 100 % DISABILITY exemption. But he’s teaching in another state? She’s able to drive for hours to shoot someone? Doesn’t sound like anybody is disabled to me. Hood County needs to investigate possible tax fraud.

    • 2sister

      There are many kinds of disabilities and don’t all involve something like a wheelchair. Also, just because someone has a disability, it doesn’t mean that can’t work or drive. When i was in 6th grade, there was girl whose grandmother had something wrong with her legs. I think she could walk some, but it was difficult. She had a car equip with things like handbrakes. There are actors who are deaf, a famous athlete who had a learning disability, and musician who is blind, etc. Many people with disabilities lead productive lives.


    • 2sister

      In my previous comment, I wasn’t saying that they could claim the exemption if they worked, because I don’t know about the law concerning that. I’m just saying that you can’t tell someone has a disability based on whether or not they work or drive. In any case, the woman might not be able to work. I do know you can’t get disability if you work more than so many hours. People, however, can still drive. I have a friend that drives and is on disability. She lives along and has to be able to go places.

      • 2sister

        oops I meant lives alone and not along.

    • Denine

      disability doesn’t mean you can’t drive or kill.

  • Bill Haley

    While not condoning the murder…only idiots knowingly have affairs with married folks.

    • Troll Slayer

      I agree. There are consequences.

      • Denine

        she could have just sued her. Also why kill the mistress only, she should have killed the husband first who said he wasn’t leaving her to save his marrige. why the hell did they go to counseling. Both were mental.

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  • Kim

    Sounds to me like he pushed her over the edge and she snapped. A person can only stand so much. Wonder if this is the first mistress he has had or is there a history there?

    • candy

      i thought the same thing…

      people can only take so much..

  • Pat

    Kim I agree with you… I believed she snapped as well. Especially after going to counseling and telling her “He is NOT going to stop seeing the mistress.
    He was a bit tooooo bold.

    • pcdec

      yea murder is no big deal. but cheating on your wife….

      • candy

        murder is a big deal…

        but cheating is a big deal too…

        many people don’t realize is it will feel like death to their spouse once they learned about it…

        cheated spouses always say that “they suddenly want to disappear or kill themselves”

        cheating and/or knowingly “hooking up” with a married person is like murder too of some sort…

        since you know very well that what you’re doing or what you’ll do will hurt/kill somebody tremendously inside yet you still purposely do it anyway.

        the husband could have divorced the wife earlier if he really wanted to without resorting to affair…

        cos why make an already hurtful process even worse?

        selfishness will be one of the many answers i believe.

  • Cherron

    If you husband or wife cheats on you and doesn’t want to stop seeing the other party, then you divorce your spouse. No wonder he was seeing someone else, the wife was an absolute nutcase for taking the life of another. Note to people……if your spouse cheats and doesn’t want to stop, THEN LEAVE. Don’t ruin your life because of an unfaithful spouse. And I’m almost positive this was not the only time he cheated.

  • get

    Its a shame that Puscariu helped destroy this family. I consider her most guilty becuase of her therapy background. I have absolutely no sympathy for cheaters. I think it is funny that she is dead and a shame that worthless husband is not getting the same. What this wife and mother did was wrong, but I wouldn’t convict her. I hate cheaters.

  • Beatrice Thornton Woods

    the wifey looked worn , beat down, tired, old ..mistress wasen’t young but looked plesant and fresh…

  • FedUpTxn

    In the early 1900’s in Texas this woman’s actions were perfectly legal to protect her home. How about our society stop putting so much importance on the physical aspect of a relationship and start looking for integrity and moral values? Is there anyone that is reliable these days or places any value on their marriage vows? Divorce lawyers are making a killing, while education funds are being thrown out the window all in the name of “doing it”. If this is progress, I’d rather regress!

  • catwoman

    I would vote for not guilty by reason of temporary insanity. Now the husband will have to find someone else to love. I don’t know…, cause now he’s got the EXTRA baggage of a wife who killed the mistress. That makes him so not attractive.

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