Nichols Hills doctor jailed on murder complaint in connection with 9-year-old son's death

By Michael Kimball Modified: November 17, 2009 at 5:03 pm •  Published: November 16, 2009

NICHOLS HILLS — A Nichols Hills physician was arrested on a murder complaint this morning in connection with the death of his 9-year-old son, officials said.

Stephen P. Wolf, 51, is being held without bail in the Oklahoma County jail, a jail spokeswoman said. Police Chief Richard Mask said Wolf's son Tommy, 9, died this morning shortly after officers responded to the Wolf residence near Pennsylvania Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.

"I can't perceive it happening anywhere anytime but it does and Nichols Hills is not that much different from any other community," Mask said. "I know that sounds strange, but people are people and everyone has their problems"

There were three 911 calls. The first 911 call came about 3:55 a.m. from a neighbor, Mask said. Two more calls placed by Mary M. Wolf, Stephen's wife and Tommy's mother, came from the Wolf residence soon after.

Responding officers found Tommy wounded inside the Wolf residence, 1715 Elmhurst Ave., Mask said. He was later pronounced dead.

Police found Stephen Wolf inside the home and disarmed him, Mask said. Police recovered a knife at the scene, but would not say how Tommy died.

Mary Wolf remained hospitalized late this morning with defensive puncture wounds to her hands and mouth, Mask said. Her wounds are not thought to be life-threatening.

"We found a weapon in the residence," Mask said. "It's also been recovered. It was a knife."

Investigators think an altercation started in Tommy's room soon before the first 911 call, Mask said. Mary Wolf was wounded trying to protect her son, Mask said.

Tommy was a third grader at Christ the King Catholic School, located about two blocks west of the Wolf home, and a Cub Scout in a pack associated with the school. A school spokeswoman said counseling is available to students, and school administrators and a priest were meeting with students this morning. She said the school would have no further comment.

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