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Dr. Harold Stoneman MD is a character in L.A. Noire. He was a person of interest in the pre-order DLC case, "The Naked City". He was the doctor of Julia Randall.

Biography

Background

Stoneman fell in love with Julia Randall, who, sadly enough, did not return his affections. Instead, Julia used him as part of her schemes to make more money. Stoneman's wife would often throw high society parties, through her he would give the names of wealthy people to Julia so she along with Henry Arnett could burgle their houses for money and jewelry.

Stoneman continued showering as much money as he could unto Julia hoping she would eventually love him in return. However, Julia didn't even allow Stoneman to touch her, she constantly strung him on the promise they would be together but was merely using him. While affiliated with Julia he went by the alias of "Henderson" to protect his identity and from others finding out the truth about Julia and her involvement.

Events of L.A. Noire

"I want to see no one. Not my wife or my children, nor my friends. And I don't want a lawyer. Just lock me up and throw away the key. What have I done?"
―Stoneman's last words, moments before committing suicide.

After Julia was murdered, Detectives Cole Phelps and Roy Earle visit his practice and inform him of Julia's death. He tries to tell the detectives that Julia had only been a patient of his for about six months. However, Phelps disproves this lie by using Julia's prescription as evidence, showing that she had been a patient of Stoneman since July 1946. After Henry Arnett reveals that 'Mr. Henderson' and Stoneman are the same person, he is confronted at his practice by Phelps and Earle. Realizing that he had gone insane with grief, and accepting "Prison would be better than insanity..." Stoneman admitted his involvement in the burglaries and promised to testify in court. However, Stoneman refused a lawyer and even to see his own family, in regret and realizing he had ruined his life, Stoneman committed suicide by jumping out of an open window, and landing on top of a car.

Quotes

Inactivity

  • "Detective? Tell me - do you often lose focus like this?"

Interview

  • "I would hardly doubt you to be so presumptuous in a case such as this. Very improper."
  • "That is a very serious allegation to level at a doctor, young man."
  • "I am well aware what is proscribed under the Harrison Act, Detective. If you wish to make any other ridiculous accusations I suggest you direct them to my attorney."

Leaving Interview Early

  • "You cleared my schedule for that? Surely there's more, Detective."

Talk

  • "If you will excuse me, I have patients to attend to."

Case Appearances

Vice

Trivia

  • Marlon Hopgood was probably a patient of Stoneman. A bottle of chloral hydrate prescribed by Stoneman can be found in the case "The Fallen Idol", in Hopgood's film studio.
  • If the player decides to visit the location of his death after the cutscene then there would be a small crowd of people and a patrol officer, then Roy will remark that he is "glad he didn't park there."

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