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Capone's murder trial postponed last minute

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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.

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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.

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