Pennsylvania ex-Marine shot ex-wife, ‘chopped’ her family, poisoned himself: autopsies — (New York Daily News)

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By Meg Wagner

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 7:23 AM

Bradley Stone shot and killed his ex-wife Nicole Stone, her mother and her grandmother, and he ‘chopped’ Nicole’s sister, her husband and their 14-year-old daughter to death. Nicole Stone’s 17-year-old nephew was the lone survivor of the three-home massacre. After the six slayings, Stone committed suicide with a lethal mixture of depressants, antidepressants and schizophrenia medications, his autopsy revealed.

The Pennsylvania ex-Marine who murdered his ex-wife and five of her relatives killed his victims by shooting and “chopping” into them before he poisoned himself with prescription pills.   Police found Bradley Stone’s body in suburban Philadelphia woods last week, a day after he killed his six victims, police said.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman revealed the results of the seven autopsies Tuesday, the Express Times reported.  Stone shot and killed his ex-wife, 33-year-old Nicole Stone, on Dec. 15, after they argued over their two daughters, police said.
He also chopped her sister’s family: 36-year-old Trisha Flick; her husband, 39-year-old Aaron Flick; and their daughter, 14-year-old Nina Flick all suffered “chop” wounds to their heads and necks inside their home. Trisha Flick also was shot, the autopsy reported.

The Flicks’ 17-year-old son, Anthony, suffered chop wounds to his head and neck, but survived. He was released from the hospital Monday.
Stone killed two more victims in a third home. Stone shot Nicole Stone’s 57-year-old mother, Joanne Gilbert, in the face and slashed her throat. He also shot her 75-year-old grandmother to death.
After the three-house killing rampage — which played out in just about an hour, between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. — Stone retreated into woods half a mile away from his Pennsburg home.
Police found his body on Dec. 16 with stab wounds to his upper thigh. A bloodied ax and several pill bodies lay nearby.

Officials ruled his death a suicide after they found depressants, antidepressants and schizophrenia medications in his system.
Police also revealed that Stone was arrested for driving drunk three times in 2001, 2004 and 2013. After the third arrest, he was admitted to Veterans’ Treatment Court and sentenced to 23 months of supervision.
Parole officers went to Stone’s home 17 times during his sentence.
“At no time, did those home visits/inspections indicate that Stone was in possession of a firearm, and at no time was Stone found to be in a violation of probation and parole,” Tuesday’s statement read.
“Investigators also learned that, as recently as November 2014, Stone lied to a military psychologist when he stated that he did not have any weapons.”

 

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