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.”
NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A man believed to have killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives earlier this month in the Philadelphia suburbs killed himself with a combination of drugs after the slayings, authorities said.
Prosecutors and police said in a statement Tuesday evening that the Montgomery County coroner had determined that 35-year-old Bradley Stone died of “combined drug intoxication” involving an antidepressant and an anti-psychotic medication. The death was ruled a suicide.
Stone’s body was found in the woods about a half-mile from his Pennsburg home, about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia, on Dec. 16, the day after authorities said the Iraq War veteran went on a gruesome, 90-minute killing rampage before daybreak at three homes in three nearby towns.
They said he spared his two young daughters but killed his ex-wife, her mother, her grandmother, her sister, her brother-in-law and her 14-year-old niece. A 17-year-old nephew was left with a skull fracture and other injuries but survived after barricading himself in a third-floor bedroom.
Anthony Flick was released from the hospital on Monday, authorities said. His friends have raised more than $28,000 for medical bills and other costs. They say he still has a long road to recovery after suffering chopping wounds to the head and hands in the Dec. 15 attack.
Law enforcement officials said Tuesday that a machete and an axe that both “appeared to be coated in blood” were found near Stone’s body, and police also found two medicine bottles, one of which contained a crushed-up powder, as well as an energy drink container that had powder around the lip. Officials said death was due to Trazodone, an antidepressant, Risperidone, an antipsychotics medication, and mCPP, which is used in psychiatric research but also has been used as a recreational drug.
A forensic examination determined that Stone, who had been locked in a five-year custody fight that sparked frequent calls to the police, had a deep stab wound to the upper thigh as well as three superficial cuts to the leg and hip and 10 scratches on his face and neck.
Officials said Stone was barred from having firearms following an October 2013 drunken driving arrest, but he lied to a military psychologist as recently as last month, stating that he didn’t have any weapons.
Authorities said probation and parole officials made 17 home visits, seven of them unscheduled, during the past year, and none indicated that he might possess weapons or had violated his probation and parole. Officials said he bought three handguns during the past decade and a half, one of which was used in the killings and one of which is still unaccounted for.
People with three DUI convictions within five years are barred from possessing guns, but although Stone had three such convictions they were not within five years, authorities said. His ex-wife had obtained a temporary protection from abuse order in 2010 but was denied a permanent order, they said.