Expert says there's no way jack lift failed as woman changed oil
MARSING, Idaho (KBOI) - An expert who testified before a grand jury said there was no way a jack failed on its own - leaving investigators to believe that Rodney Wayne Bibbey manually released the jack - pinning his wife under a vehicle.
Doug Emery, Owyhee County prosecutor, told KBOI 2News that the expert, who he can't identify, has "years" of experience in a related field.
Emery says the expert tested the hydraulic jack from the Bibbey residence repeatedly and could not get the jack to release on its own.
The expert testified that the jack was in perfect working order.
The grand jury agreed that there was enough evidence and indicted Rodney Bibbey for the murder of his wife.
Idaho State Police says Rodney, 37, was charged Monday morning for the first degree murder of his wife, Trina Bibbey, who died April 4 of last year. The 35-year-old woman died at her home near Marsing. Officials initially declared Trina's death an accident, but re-opened the case.
Emery also said Tuesday that Bibbey was charged with solicitation of a minor by the same grand jury. Court documents allege Bibbey asked a child questions about sexual intercourse while holding a sex toy.