Murder Charge Filed Against Oklahoma Politician’s Son

31 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Charge Filed Against Man Accused In Death Of His Father, Mark Costello.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Prosecutors have filed a first-degree murder charge against a man accused in the fatal stabbing of his father, Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello. The son, who as soon as spent 90 days confined in a hospital for remedy for an undisclosed psychological sickness, had requested his mother and father to satisfy him on the Braum’s fast-food restaurant in northwest Oklahoma Metropolis, the place he argued together with his father whereas his mom waited outdoors.

Officers were called to a Braum’s ice cream and fast-food restaurant on the city’s northwest side after a stabbing was reported, Oklahoma City Police Department Capt. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater filed the charge Monday against 26-year-old Christian Costello, who is being held without bond in the county jail. In a statement issued Monday through family spokesman Joshua Harlow, Mark Costello’s family says it can’t adequately express the “shock and sadness” it has experienced since his stabbing death Sunday. Christian Costello previously was arrested past year in an indecent exposure incident in which a woman reported to The Village police that he was seen standing in front of a window at St.

The victim’s 26 year old son, Christian Costello was the one arrested for the murder and remained in police custody, whether he’s innocent or not remains to be seen in court once his attorney can comment on the accusations. Mark Costello reportedly made his way around the restaurant looking for help, before going outside where he reportedly was confronted again by Christian Costello. He brought the knife with him to the location, and also requested to speak with Commissioner Costello alone, separating him from another family member who was present at the restaurant. Mark Costello took 64 percent of the vote against an incumbent Democrat in 2010, and the telephone software company founder was re-elected a year ago. Mark Richardson, who lived throughout the corridor from Christian Costello at a condominium complicated not removed from the scene of the assault, stated he incessantly noticed him speaking to himself or dancing alone.

Labor Department Chief of Staff Jim Marshall said in a statement: “Our hearts ache as an agency for this tragic event and our department grieves for his family during this very hard time”. Christian has been on probation since 2012 after pleading guilty to one count of assault and battery, driving while under the influence of a drug and resisting arrest. He was a man of honor, courage, and principle as well as a faithful, supportive, generous, and helpful husband, father, friend and public servant who was passionate about Oklahoma and its people. Costello was rushed to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he was pronounced dead, according to police. “Mark was committed to being there for his son and provided whatever help he could as a father”. Senator James Lankford, of Oklahoma, praised Costello’s record. “Flags on state property will be lowered to half-staff through Friday in honor of Mark Costello’s life and service to the people of Oklahoma”.

Last October, he was cited for outraging public decency – a misdemeanor – for allegedly appearing outside of the Catholic school with his pajama trousers down and wearing one green shoe.

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