SPOKANE, Wash. -- A judge granted a new lawyer for a North Dakota man with ties to a suspected murder-for-hire plot in Spokane.
James Henrikson claimed his court appointed attorney told him he was guilty on federal weapons charges and advised him to waive his right to a speedy trial. His request for a new lawyer was approved Monday morning.
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Authorities said Henrikson had business dealings in the North Dakota oil fields with Douglas Carlile.
Carlile was shot and killed by an intruder at his South Hill home in December of 2013. Timothy Suckow was in jail in April as the suspected shooter.
Spokane police said Henrikson told them that Carlile owed him nearly $2 million. He denied being involved with his murder.