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Huntsville double murder suspect committed to psychiatric hospital

Stephen Marc Stone (Source: WAFF file) Stephen Marc Stone (Source: WAFF file)
Zachary and Krista Stone Zachary and Krista Stone
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A judge has ordered Stephen Marc Stone to be committed to a state mental hospital until he is deemed competent to stand trial.

Stone is indicted for capital murder in the deaths of his wife and 7-year-old son in February 2013. Investigators say he strangled his wife, Krista, and downed their son, Zachary. Their bodies were found in their Huntsville home on Chicamauga Trail.

Court records state mental health professionals have determined Stone is incompetent to stand trial, but there is "substantial probability that the defendant will become competent within a reasonable period of time."

The case is on hold until the court can determine if he will ever be stable enough to stand trial.

Stone will have a status hearing after six months of commitment.

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