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Man convicted of killing wife sentenced in separate crimes

November 20, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man previously convicted of murder was ordered to serve 25 more years in prison for burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for breaking into an Idaho woman’s home with a weapon.

Jaime Charboneau, 58, was sentenced Friday after being found guilty of the crimes in May, the Idaho Statesman reported Monday.

Ada County Judge Michael Reardon ordered the sentence to run consecutively to Charboneau’s 1985 conviction for killing his ex-wife, Marilyn Arbaugh. Charboneau said he killed Arbaugh in self-defense.

Charboneau was granted a new trial in the murder case and allowed to post bail and leave prison in May 2015.

The latest incident happened Feb. 15, 2016, at the woman’s Star home. The woman said Charboneau threatened her with a gun. She said she ran out of her home, went to a neighbor’s house and called 911.

Charboneau called Ada County police dispatch and falsely claimed he had been held hostage by the woman at the home, authorities said.

“In both cases, Charboneau bought a deadly weapon within days of the attack, laid in wait for each victim, left the deadly weapons in adjacent fields and then claimed to be the victim,” according to an Ada County news release.

Last year, the Idaho Supreme Court unanimously reversed the lower court order in the murder case that had allowed Charboneau to leave prison.

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Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com

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