A Broome County Jury last month indicted Shawn M. Kostick for second-degree murder in the 2014 death of his father, Harry J. Kostick. The murder charge was part of a 10-count indictment unsealed Friday in Broome County Court. The charges are a result of a direct presentation to a Grand Jury by the Broome County District Attorney’s Office.
According to the indictment, between Sept. 1 to Oct. 3, 2014, on Lincoln Avenue in Endicott, Shawn M. Kostick caused the death of his father, Harry J. Kostick.
Between Sept. 1 and Oct. 3, and again in August 2016, Shawn M. Kostick allegedly instilled fear
of physical injury or caused physical injury, to two witnesses, for the purpose of obstructing, delaying, preventing or impeding communication between the witnesses and law enforcement.
It is further alleged, Shawn M. Kostick, with intent to defraud, falsely wrote a total of $2,983 in checks from the account of Harry J. Kostick, following his death.
SHAWN M. KOSTICK, DOB: 01/04/1986
- 125.20 Manslaughter, in the first degree, a Class B Felony;
- 215.16 Intimidating a Victim or Witness, in the second degree, a Class D Felony;
- 170.10 Forgery, in the second degree, a Class D Felony (four counts);
- 215.15 Intimidating a Victim or Witness, in the third degree, a Class E Felony (two counts); and
- 215.51 Criminal Contempt, in the first degree, a Class E Felony.
The District Attorney’s Office wishes to thank the Endicott Police Department, for their diligent work and ongoing cooperation on this case. The New York State Police also assisted with the case.
The charges are a result of a direct presentation to a Grand Jury, by the Broome County District Attorney’s Office.
All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.