Christian Costello due in court Friday
Ponca City Now - February 5, 2016 7:55 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A 27-year-old man charged with fatally stabbing his father – who was Oklahoma’s labor commissioner – is due in court.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Friday for Christian Costello, who is charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 23 stabbing death of Mark Costello. Prosecutors will present evidence before Special Judge Lisa Hammond and Hammond will decide whether a crime has been committed and whether there is probable cause that Christian Costello committed it.
Prosecutors say Costello attacked his father with a knife and repeatedly stabbed him at an Oklahoma City restaurant. Costello has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
Costello’s attorney, Chief Public Defender Bob Ravitz, has said Costello is "very remorseful." Costello’s family has said in a statement that he suffers from a mental illness.