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Montco Veterans' Court Judge Dismayed at Killing Spree By Client

By Brad Segall

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) -- The judge overseeing Veterans Treatment Court in Montgomery County, Pa. says that community is devastated by the actions of Bradley Stone, the man prosecutors say murdered his ex-wife and five of her relatives earlier this week.

Judge William Furber says Stone, 35, was admitted to the court with a second-offense DUI.  He says Stone did not have a record of violence and showed no violent tendencies during his time in the program.

Furber also says court personnel are at a loss to explain his actions.  Those actions, the judge says, do not represent the 32 veterans currently receiving treatment through the court, which he says is critical to ensure their wellbeing.

Furber says the other veterans will receive private counseling in place of their regular Friday court docket this week.  He says they have been deeply affected by the tragedy.

The court was established more than three years ago to more effectively address the needs of veterans with substance abuse and/or mental health issues as they make their way through the court system.  So far there have been 37 graduates.

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