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Convictions upheld in murders of Northside Methodist Academy graduate and her son

In 2013, Marc Stone suffocated, Krista, and drowned seven-year-old son, Zachary, at the Stone’s Huntsville area home.
Marc Stone sentenced to life in prison. (Source: WAFF)
Marc Stone sentenced to life in prison. (Source: WAFF)(WTVY News 4)
Published: Feb. 7, 2021 at 1:17 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVY) -Marc Stone, found guilty of murdering his wife and son, has lost his appeal seeking to overturn those convictions.

In 2013, Stone suffocated, Krista, and drowned seven-year-old son, Zachary, at the Stone’s Huntsville area home.

After the murders, he took a nap then drove his two other children whom he had not harmed to Leeds, Alabama. He dropped them at his parents home there, then went to a nearby police department and confessed to killing his wife and son.

Stone suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and his mental condition caused several trial delays. In February 2019 the case finally went to trial with Stone pleading not guilty due to mental defect.

A Madison County jury rejected his insanity claims and found him guilty. He received life without parole.

On appeal, his attorneys argued evidence supports his not guilty plea, but the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld Stone’ convictions last week.

The case heads next to the Alabama Supreme Court.

Marc and Krista Kowalsky met a church function in Dothan in the late 1990′s. Then, about a year after she graduated from Northside Methodist Academy, they married. In Huntsville, both worked at the same hospital.

Marc Stone also attended school in Dothan.

Several members of Krista’s family still live in the area.

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