Okla. doctor charged in fatal stabbing of son
OKLAHOMA CITY - Prosecutors charged a physician yesterday with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of his 9-year-old son in their upscale suburban Oklahoma City home.
Dr. Stephen P. Wolf also was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon after he allegedly also stabbed his wife during the Nov. 16 attack at their home in Nichols Hills.
After a neighbor heard screams and called police on Nov. 16, Officer Michael Puckett found Wolf on his knees wrestling with something in his kitchen and ordered the doctor to put up his hands, according to an affidavit.
When Wolf got down on his stomach as told, Puckett said he saw the boy with two knives sticking out of his chest and heard Wolf say, “You know he’s got the devil in him,’’ the affidavit said.
The boy then started having convulsions and seizures, and Wolf jumped up and tried to grab one of the knivesbefore Puckett gained control, the affidavit said.
Paramedics pronounced Wolf’s son, Thomas, dead at the scene. His wife was treated for cuts on her hands and face.
The neighbor, Douglas Woodson, told police that Wolf was supposed to be undergoing treatment for anger, alcohol and drug abuse issues, the affidavit said.