The Oklahoma labor commissioner fatally stabbed by his 26-year-old son refused to give up on him. As Mark stumbled out of the restaurant, Christian allegedly followed his father out into the parking lot, continuously stabbing him.
Police said Costello and his son had an argument, but agreed to meet and try to reconcile earlier on Sunday.
“Christian suffered some paranoid delusions regarding his parents, that they were plotting against him, that sort of thing”, the insider added.
“Mark loved to brag about his kids and their successes, but like many in the public eye, he also viewed his family life as personal”. Costello, 59, was taken to a hospital, where he died.
Witnesses reported seeing the chaotic scene unfold. Bystanders reportedly helped subdue the attacker until officers arrived.
Costello was transported to OU Medical Center but was pronounced dead.
Costello was inflicted with multiple stab wounds in in the skull and neck areas, says the head officer of the OCPD, Balderrama. They grew up together and graduated from high school in Bartlesville in 1974 along with Ellen Frihart.
Costello had founded a telephone software company before going into politics.
This photo provided by the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office shows Christian Costello on Monday, August 24, 2015.
Costello forced Christian-one of the Costello’s five children-to leave the family home for a motel after he behaved abusively toward a sibling, Marshall told the World. They resided in Edmond. State Rep. Josh Cockroft shared a screenshot of his Monday agenda with followers, which included a note to “Call Comm. Costello back”.
The Oklahoma governor’s office says a special election won’t be held to replace the state’s labor commissioner, who was stabbed to death over the weekend.
“What set him off to assault the commissioner, we nonetheless do not know”, Oklahoma Metropolis police Capt. Paco Balderrama stated at a information convention. The outpouring of emotion and support our family feels is tremendous. Mark was a true public servant for Oklahoma, and a friend of our state’s business community. I hope that myself as well as other elected officials in Oklahoma can carry out that legacy of dedication. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family”. “I am shocked and saddened by this huge loss for Oklahoma and my prayers go to Mark’s family during this incredibly hard time”.
“I am praying for his family, friends and staff”, Fallin wrote.
In a plea discount over a 2012 driving underneath the affect of medicine cost, Christian Costello disclosed that he had as soon as been confined for 3 months so he might be handled for psychological sickness and that he was taking temper stabilizers, in accordance with courtroom data obtained by The Related Press.
The woman said she saw him with his trousers down in front of a school window. That case is still pending.