MOSCOW, Idaho-- The arrests of two men for the murder of Rachael Anderson left people in Moscow shocked on Thursday.
The Latah County Prosecutor charged Charles Capone and David Stone with murder on Wednesday. Anderson vanished in 2010 and her body was never found. Capone was Anderson’s estranged husband.
Court documents released Wednesday said Capone collaborated with Stone to kill Anderson. Yet, people who know Stone told KREM 2 News that they are not buying the murder allegations.
“I thought he was good guy, active member of the department. He hosted church small group at his house,” said Jason Croston.
Croston has known Stone for years. Both men volunteered for the Moscow Fire Department. He heard about the murder charges and described it as shocking.
“I've never heard anyone say anything bad about him,” said Croston, “he was a funny guy to talk to, always spoke his mind. He never pulled punches you knew what he was thinking.”
Stone was also a coach and used to work for the city of Moscow.
Neighbors of the Stone family also cannot believe the news. Neighbor, Nancy Kaske said Stone lived with his wife and often spends time with this stepdaughter.
“There's just no way. There is no way, no way he's involved,” said Kaske.
Stone and Capone return to court Thursday, May 9th at 9:00 a.m. according to the prosecutor.