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Charges filed in shooting death of Naples woman

Thu., Nov. 10, 2011, 11:45 a.m.

BONNERS FERRY — A North Idaho man is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a 43-year-old woman.

John August Funkhouser, 61, of Naples was arrested last Friday and is being held on the Boundary County jail on $1 million bail. The murder charge was filed Monday, The Bonner County Daily Bee reported.

Prosecutors say Funkhouser called 911 on Friday and told dispatchers he shot and killed Anna Old in the house they shared south of Bonners Ferry.

Responding deputies said Old appeared to have been dead for some time.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Rich Stephens says Old was shot once in the back of the head. He says the relationship between the two is still under investigation.

A second-degree murder charge alleges the homicide was not premeditated, but was deliberate.

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