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Idaho man convicted of killing wife loses appeal bid

MOSCOW, Idaho – There will be no new trial for a northern Idaho man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder.

The Lewiston Tribune reported that a judge this week denied Charles Capone’s appeal for a new trial. The Moscow man had sought a new trial after a former Latah County inmate made statements that discredited Capone’s co-defendant.

Capone was sentenced in September 2014 to life in prison without parole. Prosecutors say 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’s attorney had argued that Stone’s former cellmate made statements that contradicted Stone’s testimony.

Stone is serving a sentence of three to seven years in prison.


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