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Charles Capone murder trial enters day 4; former cellmates testify for prosecution

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MOSCOW, Idaho- Prosecutors continued to present evidence in the Charles Capone murder trial Friday. It was the fourth day of the trial, in which Charles Capone stands accused of murdering his estranged wife Rachael Anderson.

Anderson's body has never been found. On Friday two inmates, who spent time with Capone, took the stand. Both of them said when they asked Capone about his wife, he didn't hide much. One said when he asked where Capone hid the body Capone answered, "don't worry about, she's not coming back." That inmate went on to say that Capone did not outright say he murdered Anderson or where the body was.

Rachael Anderson, from Clarkston, WA, went missing in 2010, leaving behind four children. Investigators believe Charles Capone, and another man named David Stone are behind her disappearance. They believe Capone and Stone slipped Anderson a sleeping pill and once she was unconscious, killed her. Both men were arrested in 2013.

At a pre-trial hearing in 2013, several witnesses took the stand, including a man named Christopher Porter who is friends with David Stone. Porter told police that David Stone approached him and asked him to kill his wife for $10,000. Porter refused, but in a later conversation Porter said Stone told him that Stone and Capone made a pact to kill each others wives. Stone's wife was never hurt.

In December of 2013, David Stone struck a plea deal with prosecutors and plead guilty to failure to contact coroner or law enforcement to report a dead body and had all other charges against him dropped.. In exchange, he agreed to testify against Capone.

Investigators have long believed that Capone dumped Anderson's body in the Snake River near Lewiston, Idaho. They've spent weeks looking through the river and even wrapped up a deer in the same manner that Anderson is believed to have been wrapped, and put it in the river to see which way it would go. So far, they've had no luck and Anderson remains missing to this day. Next week Stone is expected to take the stand and testify against Charles Capone. The murder trial is expected to last another two weeks.

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