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Mental evaluation granted for man accused of killing wife, son

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Stephen Marc Stone is accused of killing his wife and son. Stephen Marc Stone is accused of killing his wife and son.
Zachary and Krista Stone (source: www.sunsetmemorialpark.com) Zachary and Krista Stone (source: www.sunsetmemorialpark.com)
Police found Krista and Zachary Stone dead in the family's south Huntsville home in February. Police found Krista and Zachary Stone dead in the family's south Huntsville home in February.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A Madison County judge granted a double murder suspect's motion for a mental evaluation.

Attorneys for Stephen Marc Stone requested his case move from Madison County District Court to Madison County Circuit Court so the defense can proceed with a mental evaluation.

Stone is charged with two counts of capital murder.

Police say he strangled his wife, Krista, and strangled and drowned their 7-year-old-old son Zachary.

The bodies were found in the family's home on Chickamauga Trail in Huntsville in February.

Defense attorneys say Stone suffers from mental illness and mental deficiency.

Stone is in the Huntsville-Madison County Metro Jail without bond. His case will be presented to a grand jury.

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