BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A southwestern Idaho man spending 20 years in prison for killing his estranged wife lost his bid to have his conviction thrown out.
The Idaho Court of Appeals ruled Canyon County resident and former Caldwell School District speech pathologist Chris Stone wasn't coerced by law enforcement following the shooting when he told them he shot his wife, Florence Stone, twice in the back of the head Aug. 29, 2010.
The judges concluded Stone's statements to police were voluntary, so there was no reason to suppress them as evidence in his case.
Stone admitted in court he stabbed himself after shooting his wife - and that he lied to authorities when he claimed he shot her in self-defense.
Florence Stone was shot while retrieving belongings at the couple's home.
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