OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – It was supposed to be a reconciliation dinner between Oklahoma’s labor commissioner Mark Costello and his son Christian. But it ended in murder.
Reports say Costello and his wife set up the meeting with their son. At some point, a fight broke out inside the restaurant and spilled into the parking lot where witnesses say the son stabbed his father in the neck and head.
“There was some witnesses who took it upon themselves to defend the victim in this case, by using a vehicle to knock the attacker down,” said police captain Paco Balderrama. “Once this occurred they jumped on him, removed this weapon, and held him down until police got there.”
Costello died on the way to the hospital.
Police say they don’t know what started the fight.
Reports say the 26-year-old Costello has a police record, but nothing violent: indecent exposure, misdemeanor assault on a police officer, driving under the influence of a drug.
Suburban cops also apparently found him trying to eat bird feathers and weeds.
Killing your father in front of your mother turns an unfortunate family drama into a sad family tragedy.