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UPDATE: South Hill Murder Suspect May Face Death Penalty

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SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been more than two months since Doug Carlile was murdered in his south Spokane home, but on Wednesday murder for hire suspect Timothy Suckow appeared before a judge as the prosecution worked to get more time to consider whether or not they will pursue the death penalty against him. Judge Sypolt granted the prosecution a two week extension to figure out if they will push for Suckow's execution.

It was one month ago when Suckow was arrested and charged with Doug Carlile's murder, but it later came out in court documents that detectives believe that this was a murder for hire coordinated by Carlile's business partner James Henrikson.

Suckow's court appearance on Wednesday marked the first time Suckow appeared in person in a Spokane County Courtroom. Every other time he has just been on a video monitor. Suckow was in an all red jumpsuit and looked considerably different from the first time we saw him. He lost a noticeable amount of weight in his month in jail.

As of right now Carlile's business partner James Henrikson has not been charged in connection with his murder, but detectives have made it clear that the investigation is ongoing.


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