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Plea Hearing Postponed For Endicott Son Charged With Murdering His Dad in 2014

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BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -

The Thursday appearance in Broome County Court for the Endicott man charged with murdering his father in 2014 has been postponed.

33-year-old Shawn Kostick was scheduled to accept or reject a plea deal before Judge Joseph Cawley.

The charges stem from a Broome County grand jury's 10-count-indictment, which was unsealed by Judge Cawley on March 8, 2019. The indictment includes charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and intimidation.

Harry Kostick was thought to have been missing. In March 2015, Endicott police asked the public for help find him, saying he had not been seen since leaving his home on 100 Lincoln Ave. in September 2014.

According to the indictment Harry Kostick was killed on Lincoln Ave. sometime between September 1, 2014, and October 3, 2014. 

After the crime, authorities say Kostick also intimidated and physically harming at least two witnesses to the murder.

Kostick is also facing a charge of forgery. He is accused of forging checks totaling $2,983 using his father's checking account after his death.

Charges Against Kostick:

— Murder, in the second degree, a Class A-I Felony;
—  Manslaughter, in the first degree, a Class B Felony;
—  Intimidating a Victim or Witness, in the second degree, a Class D Felony;
—  Forgery, in the second degree, a Class D Felony (four counts);
—  Intimidating a Victim or Witness, in the third degree, a Class E Felony (two counts); and
—  Criminal Contempt, in the first degree, a Class E Felony.