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Idaho man indicted for allegedly abducting wife before deadly crash

BOISE – An Idaho man accused of abducting and stabbing his ex-wife and then causing a fatal crash in eastern Oregon has been indicted by an Oregon grand jury.

The Idaho Statesman reported that 49-year-old Anthony Montwheeler was indicted Thursday by a Malheur County jury on felony charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping and assault. Montwheeler is currently hospitalized in Boise.

He is accused of kidnapping and killing Annita Harmon, who divorced him in 2015, killing David Bates, the driver of an SUV Montwheeler’s truck struck on an Oregon highway on Monday and seriously injuring a passenger in that SUV.

The passenger in the SUV is listed as in good condition at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

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