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Convicted Idaho man requests new trial

Posted at 9:32 AM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 11:32:45-05

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- A northern Idaho man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder is requesting a new trial.

The Lewiston Tribune reported that Charles Capone's attorneys have filed a motion requested a new trial last week based on testimony that discredits 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.

In the new motion, Capone's attorneys say statements made by Stone's former cellmate contradict Stone's testimony, and will likely produce an acquittal for Capone.

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