Texas Woman Charged With Murdering Her Husband's Mistress
A former NASA employee is behind bars after killing her husband's mistress, police say.
Shannon O'Roark Griffin, of Granbury Texas, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Irina Puscariu, a Missouri psychiatrist who was allegedly having an affair with her husband.
The 52-year-old apparently learned of the affair during a therapy session on Friday morning, when her husband - Roscoe L. Griffin - revealed the infidelity and that he had no intention of ending it.
According to the AP, police said in a probable cause statement that O’Roark Griffin left the meeting and drove from Texas to Puscariu's house in Missouri, shot her three times in the face and then drove away.
The statement says she called her husband and told him about the shooting and that she "felt like she did what she had to do to protect him and others from this evil woman."
She was arrested by the Kansas City Highway patrol and is currently being held on $1 million bond.