Governor Mary Fallin issues statement on Mark Costello, Okla. Labor Commissioner killed one year ago

Posted at 11:26 AM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 12:27:05-04

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- On the one-year anniversary of the killing of former Oklahoma Labor Commissioner, Governor Mary Fallin issued a statement.

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Costello was found wounded outside a Braum's in Oklahoma City in August of 2015. He was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

Prosecutors say Christian Costello attacked his father with a knife and repeatedly stabbed him at the restaurant.

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Read the full statement from Governor Fallin below.

“My thoughts and prayers go out today to the family and friends of Mark Costello, as well as employees of the Department of Labor. Mark passed away from us too early in life. Mark was a dedicated public servant and a devoted husband and father. Before he entered public service, he was an entrepreneur who guided several businesses to success.”

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