Prosecutors not seeking death penalty in Doug Carlile murder case

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 12 at 8:11 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.—The man charged with killing Douglas Carlile will not face the death penalty if he is convicted.

Prosecutors announced their decision not to pursue the death penalty for Timothy Suckow on Wednesday.  Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker said detectives met with Carlile’s family before making the decision.

Sources claimed that Suckow was promised $20,000 to kill Doug Carlile, but never received a dime.  Law enforcement has refused to confirm these claims.

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Suckow was arrested in January for the December shooting death of Carlile. He faces an aggravated murder charge.

Authorities believe Suckow killed Carlile as part of a murder-for-hire plot orchestrated by Carlile’s business partner, James Henrikson.  Henrikson was arrested on unrelated weapons charges. He is currently awaiting trial in North Dakota.

Timothy Suckow is the only person charged in the murder of South Hill businessman Doug Carlile. However, court documents indicated that detectives believe several others may have had a role.

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