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Idaho man sentenced to life in prison in wife’s murder case

MOSCOW, Idaho — A North Idaho man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Charles Capone was sentenced Monday in Latah County’s 2nd District Court. Both Capone and his defense attorney, Ray Barker, told Judge Carl Kerrick that they planned to appeal the ruling.

A jury found Capone guilty of first-degree murder last fall. Prosecutors said Capone killed 40-year-old Rachael Anderson in 2010. Capone’s co-defendant, David Stone, testified that he witnessed the killing and then helped to dump Anderson’s body in the Snake River.

Capone was also sentenced to 20 years each on charges of failing to notify law enforcement of a death and conspiring to do so.

Capone has maintained that he did not kill Anderson and throw her body in the river.


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