Son found not guilty due to insanity in politician's killing


April 20, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal stabbing of his father, who was the state's labor commissioner when he died.

Authorities say Christian Costello, 29, fatally stabbed his father, Mark Costello, in August 2015 at an Oklahoma City ice cream shop. On Wednesday, Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott found Costello not guilty by reason of insanity and committed him to the state hospital for psychiatric treatment.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed with the decision, The Oklahoman reported .

"As Christian was evaluated,...

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