A trial is expected at the end of the year after an Endicott man has turned down an offer of a plea deal for allegedly killing his father, who had gone missing 5 years ago.

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33-year-old Shawn Kostick turned down the deal that would have locked him up the minimum of fifteen years to life in prison for murder.

Kostick is accused of killing 59-year-old Harry Kostick between September 1 and October 3, 2014 on Lincoln Avenue in Endicott and writing thousands of dollars in checks from his dad’s bank account.

Village of Endicott Police Department

The younger Kostick is charged with murder, manslaughter, intimidating a witness, forgery and contempt.

In addition with accusations that he killed his father, Kostick is accused of threatening witnesses.  He was charged in March following the opening of a sealed indictment.

If he is convicted of the original charges, the maximum sentence could be 25-years to life in prison.