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Nichols Hills doctor Stephen P. Wolf jailed in son’s death

BY MICHAEL KIMBALL AND ROBERT MEDLEY Modified: November 17, 2009 at 5:07 pm •  Published: November 17, 2009

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.

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