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Jury starts deliberations in N. Idaho murder trial

MOSCOW, Idaho — A jury has started deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of a northern Idaho man accused of strangling his estranged wife and dumping her body into the Snake River.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that the panel of seven women and five men started deliberating Tuesday afternoon but didn’t reach a decision by evening.

Fifty-three-year-old Charles Capone of Moscow is accused of killing 40-year-old Rachael Anderson from Clarkston, Washington, in April 2010. The body of the mother of four hasn’t been found.

A co-defendant last week testified that he witnessed Capone kill Anderson and then helped dispose of the body in the Snake River.

The jury is scheduled to resume deliberating Wednesday.


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