By Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Jerome man whose first-degree murder conviction was overturned after more than 30 years is back behind bars for investigation of assault.

Jaimi Charboneau has been accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and burglary, KTVB-TV reported ( He was booked into the Ada County Jail on Monday.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office said a woman reported a man hiding in her closet on Monday. She said she knows Charboneau and recognized him. She said he threatened her with a weapon and she fled to a neighbor’s house.

Charboneau called deputies shortly after the woman did and said he escaped after she was holding him hostage. He said after his escape he drove to a parking lot nearby.

Deputies met with Charboneau and the woman and arrested him on investigation of assault. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

In May, Charboneau was released from prison after a judge vacated his 1985 conviction for the killing of Marilyn Arbaugh, his ex-wife, in Jerome County. He said the shooting was in self-defense, and he has been granted a new trial.

New evidence in his murder conviction includes a 1989 letter written by Arbaugh’s daughter. Tira Arbaugh, now deceased, wrote that prosecutors told her to lie and conceal evidence and that she didn’t tell the truth when she testified at Charboneau’s trial.


Information from: KTVB-TV,

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