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Day 5: Charles Capone trial continues & David Stone takes the stand

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David Stone, who was originally arrested as Charles Capone's accomplice in the murder of Rachael Anderson, took the stand September 9th to testify against Capone. He agreed to testify in a plea bargain. David Stone, who was originally arrested as Charles Capone's accomplice in the murder of Rachael Anderson, took the stand September 9th to testify against Capone. He agreed to testify in a plea bargain.
Charles Capone (left) is on trial for the murder of his estranged ex-wife Racheal Anderson (right) Charles Capone (left) is on trial for the murder of his estranged ex-wife Racheal Anderson (right)
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MOSCOW, Idaho - Tuesday marks day five of the Charles Capone trial and could prove to be a turning point in the case. David Stone, the most important witness for the prosecution, took the stand to testify in the murder of Rachael Anderson. Detectives say Stone and Capone made a pact to kill each others wives.

Stone was originally arrested for suspicion of murder in Anderson's disappearance and was accused of being Charles Capone's murder accomplice. Stone accepted a plea deal though, agreeing to testify against Capone. Within minutes of being on the stand, Stone had already shed a few tears. Stone met Capone in church. Both men were recovering addicts.

Once the heavy questioning began, Stone admitted he saw Capone on top of Anderson, strangling her outside of Capone's shop in Moscow. Stone said he yelled "What the F*** are you doing" as he witnessed Capone killing Rachael. When asked why he didn't intervene, Stone said, "I was watching someone kill his wife. What could he do to me?"

Stone then said that after Anderson was dead, he and Capone rolled Rachael's body up in a tarp. Capone told him to "get chains" to wrap around her body and then they stopped on the Red Wolf Bridge, got out & dumped Rachael's tarp covered chain wrapped body into the water. The Red Wolf Bridge, crosses the Snake River from Clarkston to the Port of Wilma in extreme south east Washington.

The day after Anderson was killed, Stone said he went to breakfast with Capone but that there was "not much conversation." He felt the breakfast was a reminder to "keep his mouth shut."

When asked about the day be was arrested for murder, Stone broke down again and admitted that he lied to police. Stone continued to lie to detectives until one day, Capone told him in jail, "you shouldn't even be here;" after that, he confessed.

The plea deal was not presented to Stone until after he confessed so his only motivation in confessing was that he "wanted to do the right thing."

For the latest information on the trial and updates as they happen, follow KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/DylanWohlenhaus

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