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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:59 am | Updated: 8:00 pm, Sat Apr 27, 2013.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - Stephen Marc Stone, the man accused of killing his wife and son in their Huntsville home, is asking whether the death penalty will be an option in his prosecution.

Stone's attorneys filed a motion in Madison County Circuit Court Tuesday asking to be told whether the death penalty will be pursued, stating they need to know in preparation for their case.

Attorneys also filed another motion asking for bond to be set in the case. The judge granted the motion.

Stone is charged with two counts of capital murder for the deaths of his wife, Krista, and 7-year-old son Zachery at their home on Chicamauga Trail Feb. 24. Authorities said Krista Stone was strangled, and Zachery was strangled and drowned.

Stone later turned himself in to authorities in Leeds.

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