A Moscow man has struck a plea deal with prosecutors and will testify against Charles Capone in his murder trial for the killing of his estranged wife Rachael Anderson.
David Stone plead guilty in Latah County court Wednesday to failure to contact coroner or law enforcement to report a dead body. In exchange for his plea deal all other charges against him were dropped.
Previously, prosecutors believed Stone worked with Capone to kill Anderson and hide her body in April 16, 2010.
Stone's defense attorney said he wanted to come forward with information about the crime, and in court it was revealed he was not part of the murder, but instead came in after it happened.
The maximum sentence for failing to report a body is 10 years and a $50,000 fine, though the plea agreement is asking for a reduced sentence. Stone's sentencing will likely be after March 14.
As part of his plea, Stone is expected to testify against Capone at his murder trial, which is scheduled to begin on March 31.
"It certainly is important that we have the truth, and we hope Mr. Stone will be another witness who will help the jury understand the truth when it comes to Mr. Capone's trial," Prosecutor Bill Thompson said.
Thompson confirmed a search in the Snake River about a month ago was partly related to what Stone told investigators.
"Mr. Stone has given information that we hope will help the investigators locate Rachael," Thompson said.
Prosecutors have said finding Anderson wasn't necessary for Capone to be charged but they hope investigators do find her, to build the case against Capone, and for her family.