- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The man accused of shooting Spokane businessman Doug Carlile to death last month has pleaded not guilty.

50-year-old Timothy Suckow entered the plea Tuesday morning in Spokane County Superior Court.

Suckow is charged with first-degree murder in what authorities suggest may be a murder-for-hire plot tied to business dealings in the North Dakota oil fields.

Suckow is charged with shooting Carlile multiple times in the kitchen of Carlile’s upscale home the evening of Dec. 15, moments after Carlile and his wife came home from church.

Court documents say detectives recovered a leather glove outside the house with Suckow’s DNA inside.

Suckow was arrested in mid-January and has been held in the Spokane County Jail on $2 million bail.


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