Capone's murder trial postponed last minute - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Capone's murder trial postponed last minute

Posted: Updated:

UPDATE: MOSCOW, Idaho - The murder trial of Charles Capone was postponed early Monday morning minutes before attorneys were to seat a jury. Judge Michael Griffin of Idaho County recused himself from the case after citing "unrelated" issues that came up unexpectedly over the weekend. Capone is accused of murdering his estranged wife Rachael Anderson and disposing of her body 4 years ago. Anderson's body has never been found.

A jury pool of 120 people were ready to be screened by the court. All of which were sent home after the surprise announcement. Latah county prosecutor Bill Thompson said Monday "the jury pool has been preserved" for when the trial resumes. The postponement is expected to last up to 30 days until a new judge is found. Prosecutor Bill Thompson said new subpoenas may have to be issued for witnesses if they expire by early July. Several witnesses traveled from out of state to testify in the trial. Thompson says they are working to accommodate those witnesses.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the trial of 52-year-old Charles A. Capone, who is charged with killing his estranged wife in April 2010. Her body has not been found.

The Lewiston Tribune reports ( http://bit.ly/1rpXVd9 ) more than 100 Latah County residents have been called for jury duty. Selection begins Monday morning.

Capone is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Rachael Anderson of Clarkston, Washington.

Second District Judge Michael J. Griffin issued an order earlier this month saying the trial could run through July 8, with some Saturday testimony, if needed.

Co-defendant David Stone has pleaded guilty to failure to notify a coroner or law enforcement officer about a death and has agreed to testify against Capone. He has told officials that he and Capone put Anderson's body in the Snake River.

  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Security cameras catch stranger touching himself in Spokane woman's backyard

    Security cameras catch stranger touching himself in Spokane woman's backyard

    Sunday, August 20 2017 8:27 PM EDT2017-08-21 00:27:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One family is absolutely shocked after what they found a man doing in their backyard. Denise says she was at home doing her nails, when her daughter Jenay took the dog outside to go to the bathroom. “The dog charged and chased something out of the yard,” she says. They noticed a shadow so they went to review the surveillance video. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One family is absolutely shocked after what they found a man doing in their backyard. Denise says she was at home doing her nails, when her daughter Jenay took the dog outside to go to the bathroom. “The dog charged and chased something out of the yard,” she says. They noticed a shadow so they went to review the surveillance video. 

  • One couple's special eclipse plan in Spokane

    One couple's special eclipse plan in Spokane

    Sunday, August 20 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-08-20 23:05:21 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - What are you doing on the day of the eclipse? Most are probably just going to view it, but one couple wanted to make it extra special. They’re getting married in Spokane on Monday. Ralph Fishburn is the officiant of the wedding. He’s done unique weddings before, including one at the start line of Bloomsday.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - What are you doing on the day of the eclipse? Most are probably just going to view it, but one couple wanted to make it extra special. They’re getting married in Spokane on Monday. Ralph Fishburn is the officiant of the wedding. He’s done unique weddings before, including one at the start line of Bloomsday.

  • US, Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA

    US, Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA

    Sunday, August 20 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-08-20 20:48:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade deal in history. Wrapping up the first round of NAFTA renegotiation talks Sunday, the three countries said they planned to meet again in Mexico Sept. 1-5, in Canada in late September and back in the United States in October.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade deal in history. Wrapping up the first round of NAFTA renegotiation talks Sunday, the three countries said they planned to meet again in Mexico Sept. 1-5, in Canada in late September and back in the United States in October.

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.