“I am a glorified slave,” More bizarre statements from the son of Mark Costello

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OKLAHOMA CITY - More bizarre statements from the son of slain labor commissioner Mark Costello.

“I don’t apologize for killing him.” “He was going to kill me.” “I am a glorified slave.”

Those are lines from part of a statement Christian Costello read in court today.

Christian is accused of stabbing his father Mark to death in a Braum's parking lot almost a year ago.

He also said his father’s murder “was part of a military operation” and “killing him was an honor.”

Today, he was escorted quietly into the courtroom where a judge heard arguments about his mental state from a report put together by the department of mental health.

The report basically stated Costello is not fit to stand trial.

His attorney Bob Ravitz said it's crystal clear his client didn’t know what he was doing when he killed his father.

“He suffers from unbelievable psychotic episodes and things that he can’t change,” he said.

But, the state disagreed with the report and asked the judge for an independent evaluation.

Ravitz does not think that will change anything.

“We want the people in this community to know how mentally ill he is. We are not trying to hide anything. It’s on camera that he killed his father. It is our opinion that he is a very sick individual,” he said.

Costello’s new court date has been set for October 12.

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