Court Records On Murder Suspect Note 'History Of Devil Worshippi - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Court Records On Murder Suspect Note 'History Of Devil Worshipping'

Posted: Updated:
ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
Timothy E. Suckow, 50, was arrested for 1st Degree Murder of Doug Carlile Timothy E. Suckow, 50, was arrested for 1st Degree Murder of Doug Carlile
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The man police believe shot and killed Doug Carlile inside his South Hill home December 15th has a criminal history in Spokane dating back 30 years, court records show. But what may reveal more about the suspected murderer, Timothy E. Suckow, 50, is his mental health history.

Court records show Suckow was roughly 30 years old before he "became a competent adult" and "functional human being" after taking psychotropic medication for a "hereditary birth mental illness" and "Bipolar manic-depression."

However, before he turned 30, records show Suckow burglarized a Spokane restaurant on E. 3rd and a home in Otis Orchards on N. Campbell in 1982, and he was sentenced to a combined 9 months in jail.

In 1983, a "violent psychotic disturbance" led him to destroy his apartment on N. Colton before he was involuntarily admitted to Sacred Heart Medical Center. There, staff made disturbing notes about Suckow's "history of explosive anger, history of devil worshipping, history of self-destructive behavior, suicidal risk, paranoid ideations…" and quoted Suckow himself as saying "…I'm always hearing voices (Satan talking to me) to kill myself or cut myself up…"

A year later, police noted his condition was only getting worse and that he spoke of being possessed by a demon. The documents go on to detail a pattern of being jailed, evaluated for mental health, and being discharged to jail once again.

Washington State criminal records show Suckow hasn't been arrested in the state since 1984, and was convicted of two felony burglaries and a misdemeanor theft in 1983, 1982 and 1984, respectively. Federal court records show Suckow had 7 federal cases from 1993-1995, however because the records are so dated there is very limited information readily available.

Suckow essentially fell off the map, legally speaking, in Washington after 1995 – until he was arrested Monday night, charged with the murder of Doug Carlile, a Spokane husband, father and grandfather.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Spokane police search for Browne's Addition burglar

    Spokane police search for Browne's Addition burglar

    Thursday, July 27 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-07-28 01:48:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are looking for a man who they say made himself at home in an empty apartment in Browne’s Addition. They say Cody Burgess and two other people lived in a fully furnished apartment for 3 weeks after breaking in. The two other people were arrested, but Burgess escaped through a window. He has warrants out for his arrest and from this most recent case, police say they have developed probable 

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are looking for a man who they say made himself at home in an empty apartment in Browne’s Addition. They say Cody Burgess and two other people lived in a fully furnished apartment for 3 weeks after breaking in. The two other people were arrested, but Burgess escaped through a window. He has warrants out for his arrest and from this most recent case, police say they have developed probable 

    More >>
  • Lemonade stand makes an impact for those in need

    Lemonade stand makes an impact for those in need

    Thursday, July 27 2017 9:34 PM EDT2017-07-28 01:34:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade! One local family is selling lemonade not just for fun but to teach their children about charity. "They (my sons) have everything they need. They have tons of toys and I just thought that if we are going to do a lemonade stand, that it would be a good idea for them to learn about community service," said Megan Rowe, mother to Robby and Joe. Rowe is teaching her 7-year-old 

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade! One local family is selling lemonade not just for fun but to teach their children about charity. "They (my sons) have everything they need. They have tons of toys and I just thought that if we are going to do a lemonade stand, that it would be a good idea for them to learn about community service," said Megan Rowe, mother to Robby and Joe. Rowe is teaching her 7-year-old 

    More >>
  • New wells test positive for firefighting chemicals

    New wells test positive for firefighting chemicals

    Thursday, July 27 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-07-28 01:29:29 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Fairchild officials sent out a press release on Thursday, stating that 50 of the wells to the north of the Fairchild Air Force base were tested for contaminants and 21 of the wells were above the EPA's safe recommendation for firefighting chemicals. 19 of the wells to the north tested positive for the compounds in the chemicals, but at much lower concentrations. Back in May, Airway Heights found those same chemicals 

    More >>

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Fairchild officials sent out a press release on Thursday, stating that 50 of the wells to the north of the Fairchild Air Force base were tested for contaminants and 21 of the wells were above the EPA's safe recommendation for firefighting chemicals. 19 of the wells to the north tested positive for the compounds in the chemicals, but at much lower concentrations. Back in May, Airway Heights found those same chemicals 

    More >>