Moscow man changes attorneys | Crime
ASOTIN, WA - A 51-year-old Moscow man who is charged with 2nd-degree assault-domestic violence against his missing estranged wife has a new attorney.
Mark Monson was appointed to represent Charles Capone in his upcoming trial after attorney Jane Richards filed a motion to withdraw due to an unwaivable conflict of interest. Asotin County Superior Court Judge William Acey granted the motion to withdraw earlier this afternoon.
Monson says he will be ready for the March 26th trial, which has been moved to Columbia County Superior Court due to media coverage of the case. Monson is familiar with the case because he has been a co-counsel.
Capone allegedly attempted to strangle 40-year-old Rachael Anderson on December 27, 2009, just days before she filed for divorce. She has been missing since April 16, 2010.