Mother Of Murdered Oklahoma Teen Wants Justice


Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 11:08 pm
By: News On 6


A Green Country mother says she still hasn't been able to fully grieve the loss of her son nearly two years after he was murdered.

Ryan Satterfield, 17, was killed in Muskogee in 2011.

Less than 24 hours before Thanksgiving, Michelle Satterfield's son was murdered while visiting friends at a Muskogee home.

Michelle said the holiday dedicated to being thankful for loved ones will always be painful.

"Especially knowing that is was one of Ryan's very favorite holidays," Michelle said.

The last two years have been just as difficult to cope with.

"The range of emotions goes from one to 10, one being angry and 10 being just devastated," she said.

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When we last spoke to Michelle, Deandre Clark -- the man convicted for pulling the trigger -- had been sentenced to life in prison.

"It's like I'm reliving it again every time I go into a court room," Michelle said.

Michelle has been at the trials of the five other men connected to the robbery turned murder.

She was there earlier this year as Tommy Dean was sentenced to life behind bars with the possibility of parole.

Last week, Troy Dufur was sentenced 20 years with 10 years suspended and Jordan and Martin Miller were given 30 years with 15 years suspended.

Frederick Watson has been found guilty, but won't be sentenced until October.

"Justice will have been served, but it doesn't touch on what we've felt and what we're going to feel," Michelle said.

Michelle said she's seen remorse in some of the men that have been convicted in her son's murder.

She said, in essence, their families have also lost a son.

"The only difference is they get to go and see him," Michelle said. "They get to hear his voice. I will never get that option, ever."

Michelle said she's forced herself to start forgiving the senseless act that took away the youngest of her three children.

She said harboring anger would only compound the emotions she'll feel once the last man is sentenced.

"My grieving process will probably start hard core as soon as it's over," she said. "There's a piece of me that's never going to be there again."