Judge suppresses Moscow murder suspect's statements to police

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 10 at 7:40 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho -- A northern Idaho judge has ruled that potentially incriminating statements made to police by a man charged with killing his estranged wife can't be used at trial.

Second District Judge Michael J. Griffin on Wednesday granted the defense motion made by attorneys for 52-year-old Charles A. Capone.

But he also denied a defense motion to have the trial moved out of Latah County.

Rachael Anderson, a 40-year-old mother of four from Clarkston, Wash., was in the process of getting a divorce when she disappeared on April 16, 2010.

Authorities say she was lured to a Moscow, Idaho, auto repair shop owned by Capone where she was drugged and killed. Her body hasn't been found.

Capone's first-degree murder trial is scheduled to start June 23.

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