Here is a criminal case that defies logic. The following is a press release from the Ada County Prosecutor’s office.
On November 16, 2018, Jaime Charboneau was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon committed on February 15, 2016. A jury had found Charboneau guilty of the crimes in May. Judge Michael Reardon made the sentence consecutive to Charboneau’s 1985 conviction for the murder of Charboneau’s ex-wife, Marilyn Arbaugh.
Charboneau served 30 years in prison on the murder conviction until Judge Robert Elgee granted a new trial based on Charboneau’s fifth petition for post-conviction relief. Judge Elgee also allowed for the release of Charboneau on $20,000 bail. Charboneau then bailed out in May 2015 and within nine months committed the crimes of burglary, aggravated assault and use of a deadly weapon against a victim after she broke up with him after briefly dating for about two months.
In May 2017, the Idaho Supreme Court in a unanimous decision reversed Judge Elgee’s order for new trial and remanded the case with directions to the district court to dismiss Charboneau’s petition for post-conviction relief with prejudice. By that time, Charboneau was in custody in the Ada County Jail pending trial on his new case. 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.
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