First Court Date Set for Accused Chicamauga Trail Murderer


Stephen Marc Stone (Photo: Huntsville Police Dept.)

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The man accused of murdering of 32-year-old Krista Stone and 7-year-old Zachary Stone has his first court appearance set.

The felony examination for Stephen Marc Stone is set for March 20.  He will appear before Madison County District Judge Dick Richardson.

Police say Stone, 33, turned himself in to police in Leeds, Alabama.  Leeds Police contacted Huntsville Police and urged them to do a welfare check on the family.

The Madison County Coroner determined the causes of death to be strangulation for Krista Stone and strangulation and drowning for Zachary Stone.

Two other young children who lived in the home are now in their grandparents’ care.

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