Rachael Anderson’s daughter testifies at Moscow murder trial




Posted on September 1, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 2 at 6:54 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho  --  The trial for a man accused of killing his estranged wife began on Tuesday.

Prosecutors have charged Charles Capone of murdering his estranged wife Rachel Anderson in April 2010.

WATCH:  Opening arguments in Charles Capone trial

Detectives said Capone's friend, David Stone, helped Capone get rid of Anderson's body.

DAY 1:

As the trial began on Tuesday, Stone told investigators he witnessed the murder.

Prosecutors said they anticipate that Stone will testify that he helped dump Anderson's body into the Snake River.

The defense said Stone lied about the story for a plea deal.

Rachel Anderson's daughter, Amber Griswold, told the jury her mother predicted her own death.

Griswold testified that her mom received harassing and threatening phone calls.  One such message was played in court Tuesday.

"I tell people it was like watching your parents have cancer. She was suffering so much," Griswold said.

Griswold told the jury that the day before her mother disappeared, Anderson feared she would be murdered.
"She was so upset, so confused. At a loss to find someone to help her." Griswold testified.
Griswold told the jury her mother's car was also vandalized just before she died.  According to Griswold, this requiried Anderson to bring the car to Capone for repair.
"That's what lured her in so he could murder her in his shop,"  she said.

To counter Griswold's testimony, the defense presented text messages of what appeared to be a friendly exchange between Griswold and Capone.

The defense also pointed out that Capone continued to help Anderson with her finances after they split up.

More of Anderson's family is expected to testify on Wednesday.
Court officials said jurors will also hear testimony from the couple that Capone was staying with when Anderson disappeared.