The Montgomery County Killer Died from Drug Overdose

Montgomery County killer died from drug overdoseBradley Stone, the Montgomery County Killer Died from Drug Overdose Suicide

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office released a statement last Tuesday stating that the Montgomery County Killer died from drug overdose mixture. Bradley Stone’s drug overdose was ruled a suicide. Bradley Stone was a 35 year old Iraq War veteran. Investigators say Stone killed his ex-wife, Nicole Hill, and five of her family members on December 15, 2014. He then took his own life with a combination of drugs, after hiding from the police for almost 2 days.The statement released on Stone’s toxicology report states, “Following autopsy, including toxicology testing, the coroner determined that the cause of Stone’s death was, Combined Drug Intoxication: Trazodone, a tetracyclic antidepressant used to treat depression and anxiety disorders, Risperidone, used to treat schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder, and mCPP, meta-Chlorophenylpiperazine, is a psychoactive drug of the phenylpiperazine class, and that the manner of death was suicide.”

Stone’s body was found in a wooded area in Pennsburg, outside of his apartment. Investigators found his body just after 1 p.m. on December 16, 2014, after a day-and-a-half long manhunt. Along with Stone’s body, police found two knives next to him, one was a large machete and the other was a double bladed ax. Along with these weapons investigators discovered two medicine bottles. One of the medicine bottles had a crushed up powdery substance in it. There was also an energy drink container that contained powder around the lip of the container.

Investigators suspect Stone went on the shooting spree, because of a harsh custody battle. His ex-wife filed for full custody of their two children. Nicole Hill also filed for a protection from abuse order. In Pennsylvania law the PFA order, “prohibits a person subject to an active PFA (protection from abuse order) from possessing a gun.” The report released stated that Stone was under a temporary PFA that was effective until September 23, 2010. Nicole Hill applied for a permanent PFA order during the September 23, 2010 hearing. Nicole’s application was denied, which raises many concerns. Why was her application denied? Stone clearly had some issues. He was taking various drugs for his mental issues and his ex-wife clearly felt threaten by him.

Reports state that various check-ins were made at Stone’s residence and he cleared all field tests given. We now know that was not the case. Stone had several types of guns and knife purchased over the years. He was lying to his military psychologist as recently as November when he was asked if he owned any firearms. All exams and testing done on Stone state that he was not a violent person. Was he that good at hiding his behavior or maybe it was the drugs he was taking? Or could Stone simply not live without seeing his children? After Stone killed his ex-wife, he gave his children to a neighbor in Pennsburg. He clearly did not want to harm them, but in the long run he did. They now are without a mother, a father, and also 5 other family members.

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