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Nichols Hills doctor to face June trial in fatal stabbing of son

Oklahoma County judge gave prosecution and defense time to prepare for insanity defense in trial of Nichols Hills doctor.
BY NOLAN CLAY Modified: December 20, 2010 at 1:50 pm •  Published: August 25, 2010
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A June 6 jury trial is scheduled for the Nichols Hills doctor charged with first-degree murder in his son's fatal stabbing.

Stephen Paul Wolf, 51, is using an insanity defense. The case could be resolved before trial through a plea agreement.

Oklahoma County District Judge Don Deason on Tuesday set the trial for next year so prosecutors have time to get a mental-health expert to examine Wolf.

Wolf's attorney was ordered to turn over a defense expert's report to prosecutors by Sept. 15.

Wolf has a history of mental illness. He is not denying he stabbed his 9-year-old son, Tommy. He told reporters in December, "Of course, I'm sorry."

Wolf was arrested Nov. 16 when a police officer found him straddling his stabbed son in the kitchen of their home, according to a police affidavit. He repeatedly told the officer, "He's got the devil in him and you know it," according to the affidavit.

Wolf would be treated at a state mental hospital if found not guilty by reason of insanity.

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