Idaho Murder Convict’s New Legal Proceedings Begin
HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — A bond hearing has been set following the ordering of a new trial for a man sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of the 1984 killing of his former wife.
The Idaho Mountain Express reports in a story on Wednesday that 55-year-old Jaimi Dean Charboneau is scheduled to appear in 5th District Court on April 10. Judge Robert J. Elgee ordered a new trial for Charboneau last month after reviewing new evidence and ruling it raised questions about Charboneau's culpability.
Charboneau was convicted in 1985 of killing Marilyn Arbaugh in Jerome County and sentenced to death, but was later resentenced to life in prison. New evidence includes a letter written by Arbaugh's daughter where the daughter says prosecutors told her to lie and conceal evidence.