Former NASA employee accused of killing alleged mistress

Police say Shannon Griffin, pictured on the right, shot and killed the mistress of her husband, retired Air Force Colonel Roscoe Griffin.

January 17, 2012 5:09:34 AM PST
A love triangle involving two former NASA employees led to the murder of an accused mistress.

A distraught wife is accused of going to the suburban Kansas City home of the mistress and shooting her three times in the face.

Shannon O'Roark Griffin, a retired training specialist at Johnson Space Center, now faces capital murder charges. Her husband, Air Force Colonel Roscoe Griffin used to be a NASA computer instructor in the 1980s.

The couple lived in the Houston area for decades. Police say they were in therapy, when the husband admitted to having an affair with a Missouri psychiatrist and brought up the possibility of a divorce.

Investigators say that prompted O'Roark Griffin to go shoot the mistress to death.