Widow of Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello files for protective order 

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The widow of murdered Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello has filed a protective order against their son and his girlfriend.

The widow, Cathy, has asked a judge for protection from Christian, 26, and his girlfriend of three years, Ginger R. Rogers, 48, who is already a convicted felon, on behalf of herself and her 16-year-old son.

In Cathy’s request for a protective order against Rogers, the judge was told “Ginger Rogers harassed the petitioner and her family, calling the petitioner’s home weekly to daily, yelling, cussing and telling them they are evil, the devil, and something bad was going to happen to them.”

Cathy has also requested pet custody of two dogs, Bosco and Beamen, and a cat, Lexi.

Additionally, the family has increased their home security, including adding outside video surveillance.

Christian is charged with the first-degree murder of his father, 59, and is being held in the Oklahoma County jail.

Police said the two had agreed to meet at a Braum’s on Sunday. Witnesses said Christian attacked Mark with a knife and stabbed him repeatedly. Mark tried to get away and ran to the parking lot, but the attack continued. Mark died from his injuries. The family said Christian suffered from mental illness.

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