SPOKANE, Wash. -- The man suspected of a murder-for-hire plot against a Spokane man will face a jury in May.
Timothy Suckow was arrested in January for the December 2013 shooting death of Doug Carlile. He faces an aggravated murder charge. Prosecutors had announced Wednesday that they would not seek the death penalty in the case.
Authorities believe Suckow killed Carlile as part of a murder-for-hire plot orchestrated by Carlile’s business partner, James Henrikson. Henrikson was recently arrested on unrelated weapons charges. He was awaiting trial in North Dakota. Timothy Suckow, however, is the only person charged in the murder of Carlile.
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A man who was mentioned in a 12-page affidavit detailing the case against Suckow spoke to KREM 2 News. He admitted that he knows Henrikson and said he worked with him.
“James is a funny character, man. He’s a rollercoaster. He goes up and down. High and low. He’s like a little studio gangster, little studio movie actor,” said the man.
He said he was not involved in the Carlile murder. He said he has never met Suckow but did hear a few details about the murder for hire plot from some associates, including that Suckow was never paid for the hit.