NICHOLS HILLS — A mother made a frantic 911 call after watching her husband fatally stab their 9-year-old son early Monday, police said. "My son is stabbed,” said Mary Wolf, whose husband was arrested on a murder complaint after the Monday morning incident. "Your son is down?” a dispatcher asked. "My son is ... he’s dead,” Mary Wolf replied. "Your son is dead?” the dispatcher asked. Mary Wolf cried: "Send an ambulance! Hurry!” The boy’s father, Dr. Stephen P. Wolf, 51, is being held without bail in the Oklahoma County jail. Nichols Hills Police Chief Richard Mask said Wolf’s son, Tommy, 9, died shortly after officers responded to the Wolf residence near Pennsylvania Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard. Mask said Mary Wolf witnessed her husband stabbing her son. "This was a beautiful family. People need to know,” said a neighbor, who asked not to be identified and was still shaken six hours after police, emergency workers and news trucks had crowded the street. About 3:55 a.m., Mary Wolf ran from her house at 1715 Elmhurst Ave. and began knocking on her neighbor’s front door and ringing the doorbell. The neighbor did not open the door but called police. Mask said residents have been told to call police in the case of someone ringing a doorbell in early morning hours. Mary Wolf then ran back to her house, Mask said. She made a 911 call that was received although no one could be heard talking. In a third 911 call, Mary Wolf is heard pleading for an ambulance, and a man’s voice is heard yelling in the background. When police arrived, they found Tommy wounded inside the home. Police also found Stephen Wolf inside the home and disarmed him, Mask said. "We found a weapon in the residence,” Mask said. "It’s also been recovered. It was a knife.” Mary Wolf was treated and released from a hospital for defensive puncture wounds to her hands and mouth, Mask said. 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. "I can’t perceive it happening anywhere, any time, 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”
Classmates offered counselingTommy was a third-grader at Christ the King Catholic School, 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 Monday. She said the school would have no further comment. Public records show Stephen Wolf is a licensed physician and owns the house with his wife. Stephen Wolf was a defendant in a medical negligence lawsuit over a 2006 death. A civil trial was to have begun Monday, but the case settled last week. Oklahoma Medical Board records show Wolf has never been disciplined for a job-related infraction. Defense attorney Mack Martin met with Wolf in jail Monday evening after being contacted by the doctor’s family. He said he will represent Wolf but can’t comment about the case.
Family was ‘close,’ neighbor saysThe neighbor who did not want to be identified said she often saw the Wolf family gardening together and working outdoors. She also said the Wolfs recently had a large Halloween party and nothing seemed amiss with the family. The neighbor described the family as "close” and the boy as "sweet.” A telephone answering service employee said Wolf’s office at NW 63 and Santa Fe Avenue, which he shares with another physician, was closed Monday and scheduled to reopen today. Online medical services directories list Wolf as an internal medicine specialist, and the state Medical Board lists him as a 1988 graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s medical school. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is aiding local police, Mask said. The incident is the second killing in Nichols Hills this year. The first occurred Sept. 7 one block east of the Wolf home where police Sgt. Joe Land fatally shot suspected burglar Dustin H. Edelin, 34. CONTRIBUTING: STAFF WRITERS JOHNNY JOHNSON AND NOLAN CLAY
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