Nichols Hills doctor apologizes in his son’s death

BY NOLAN CLAY Published: December 19, 2009
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A Nichols Hills doctor accused of fatally stabbing his 9-year-old son told reporters Friday, "Yes, I’m sorry. Of course, I’m sorry.”

Dr. Stephen Paul Wolf, 51, made the statement as Oklahoma County sheriff deputies took him in shackles to a court hearing about his mental state.

At the five-minute hearing, District Judge Virgil C. Black ordered Wolf to undergo an evaluation to determine whether he is competent to assist his defense attorney in the case. Wolf kept his head down most of the time in court.

The order means an expert from the state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services will interview Wolf in the Oklahoma County jail. The expert will then make a report, probably in a month.

The judge told Wolf, "You need to cooperate with the people who come over and talk with you.”

Wolf was arrested Nov. 16 after a police officer found him straddling his stabbed son in the kitchen of their home, according to a police affidavit. His son, Tommy, died from multiple stab wounds. His wife, Mary Wolf, suffered cuts to her hands and face.

The doctor repeatedly told police who responded, "He’s got the devil in him and you know it,” according to the affidavit.

Prosecutors Nov. 25 charged Wolf with first-degree murder and assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

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