Protective order continues for slain commissioner’s wife

Ponca City Now - September 11, 2015 8:14 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma County judge has ordered that a protective order remain in effect for the widow of slain Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello against the girlfriend of the couple’s 26-year-old son – who is charged with stabbing his father to death.

Special Judge Larry Shaw said Thursday a protective order issued last month for Cathy Costello will remain in effect against 48-year-old Ginger Rogers until an Oct. 16 hearing in the case.

Christian Costello is charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 23 stabbing death of his 59-year-old father at a north Oklahoma City fast food restaurant. A not guilty plea has been entered on his behalf.

Cathy Costello alleges Rogers has harassed her family by telephoning them and "yelling, cussing and telling them they are evil" and "the devil."


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