Shawn Kostick is charged with murdering his father


More than 4 years after the death, an Endicott man has been indicted for the murder of his father. 

Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell announced that a grand jury has indicted 33 year-old Shawn Kostick for second-degree murder in relation to the 2014 death of his father Harry Kostick. 

In March of 2015, Kostick was reported as a missing person. 

According to the indictment, Shawn caused the death sometime between September 1st 2014 and October 3rd 2014 on Lincoln Avenue in Endicott.

During that same time period and again in August 2016, he allegedly instilled fear of physical injury into two witnesses for the purpose of keeping them from talking to law enforcement. 

It is also alleged that Kostick wrote a total of $2,983 in checks from his father’s checking account following his death.

Cornwell says “With murder cases, they’re never closed unless they’re solved and the defendant is incarcerated. They stay open, they may be termed a cold case but it doesn’t mean the police agencies or the investigators involved with the case have stopped.”

The second-degree murder charge is part of a 10-count indictment.

Kostick was also indicted on manslaughter, 3 counts of intimidating a victim or witness, 4 counts of forgery and criminal contempt. 

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