Hearing today for Labor Commissioner’s son

Ponca City Now - August 25, 2015 8:28 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma City man accused in the deadly stabbing of his politician father at a fast-food restaurant is scheduled to appear before a judge.

Christian Costello is expected to attend a bond hearing Tuesday via a video link from the Oklahoma County Jail.

Linda Wyaco is the bailiff for Judge Russell Hall. Wyaco says Hall will probably deny Costello bond because of the seriousness of the crime.

The 26-year-old Costello was arrested on a first-degree murder complaint in the stabbing death Sunday night of his father, Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, at a Braum’s restaurant in northwest Oklahoma City.

Police have interviewed at least 17 witnesses who say they saw Christian Costello stabbing the victim with a knife.

Police say Mark Costello’s wife, Cathy, witnessed the attack and tried to intervene.

 

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