The pair had been involved in a protracted custody battle over the pair’s two daughters, Matthew Schafte, 42, a friend of Bradley Stone’s, told the Los Angeles Times.
“She was trying to hold the kids from him, and he just snapped,” guessed Schafte, of Harleysville, who said he’s known Stone for 20 years. “But to snap by killing her family members is not the Brad that I know. … He was a nice guy.”
Just doing his job – trained to kill the enemy?
Officials in a Philadelphia suburb have yet to capture an Iraq war veteran they say carried out a shooting rampage early Monday (local time) that left six of his estranged family members dead, including his ex-wife and her 14-year-old niece.
He also apparently briefly abducted his two daughters from his ex-wife’s home before dropping them off with a neighbour and vanishing.