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MOSCOW, Idaho -- Moscow Police Department detectives are coming under criticism from defense lawyers and a judge for recording over a key portion of an interview with a man accused of killing his wife.

The development surfaced Wednesday during a preliminary hearing for Charles Capone and David Stone. Both are facing murder charges for their roles in the disappearance of Capone's estranged wife, Rachael Anderson.

Moscow Police Lt. James Fry said Wednesday he wishes he would have preserved a recorded interview with Capone three years ago. During that interview, detectives say Capone said he didn't kill Anderson but knew where her body was.

Fry said they later taped over the statement because the recording also contained taped conversations between Capone and his attorney.

Magistrate John C. Judge called the loss a big oversight.

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