Coroner: Bradley Stone Didn’t Die of Self-Inflicted Stab Wound

Despite initial reports from District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, the Montgomery County coroner said Stone didn't die from stabbing himself.

The coroner has ruled Bradley Stone did not die of self-inflicted wounds to the center of his body. After Stone was found dead Tuesday, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said Stone appeared to have died of “self-inflicted cutting wounds to the center of his body.” Another news report suggested Stone committed seppuku.

The coroner, Dr. Walter Hoffman, did say Stone had a deep wound on his left leg, but it wasn’t a major blood vessel and it didn’t cause his death.

Stone was found surrounded by a double-bladed axe, a machete two prescription bottles and an energy drink can with white powder around the lip. Hoffman said any of these items “could have contributed” to Stone’s death.

In other news, a fund has been set up for the children left orphaned by Bradley Stone. Stone had two daughters with his ex-wife, Nicole Hill. His ex-wife’s sister’s son, Anthony Flick, was wounded by Stone during his spree and remains hospitalized. He was attempting to defend his family.

[The Morning Call | NBC 10]