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"I was watching someone kill his wife, what could he do to me?" David Stone told a jury in a Moscow courtroom Tuesday.

Stone is accused of being an accomplice of Charles Capone in the murder of Rachael Anderson in 2010. In a plea agreement to testify against Capone, Stone accepted lesser charges. Stone was originally charged with murder. Detectives believe Anderson was murdered by Capone, her estranged husband, in 2010. Anderson's body has not been found. 

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