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Key witness in Doug Carlile contract killing receives 22-year prison sentence

Robert Delao, 41, has previously served time in prison on a manslaughter charge and other crimes tied to gang activity. He apologized to the families of the victims in James …


Widow in Carlile murder-for-hire slaying forgives killer during sentencing

Tim Suckow, 52, will serve 30 years in federal prison for killing Doug Carlile and Kristopher Clarke at the direction of James Henrikson. U.S. District Court Judge did not accept …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 4:43 p.m.

Henrikson found guilty in murder-for-hire case

A Richland jury on Thursday found James Henrikson guilty in the murder-for-hire killings of South Hill businessman Doug Carlile and Kristopher Clarke.


Henrikson defense says prosecution’s murder-for-hire case based on lies

Attorneys for James Henrikson argued Tuesday that the government’s case against the North Dakota man is built on the lies of informants, while prosecutors said all the evidence in the …


Henrikson defense attacks witness credibility, moves for acquittal

The defense’s first witness in the murder-for-hire trial of James Henrikson offered a different account of the killing of Kristopher “K.C.” Clarke than the one told by his supposed killer, …


Ruling on false testimony from Henrikson witness won’t be admitted, judge rules

Jurors in the murder-for-hire trial of James Henrikson will not hear that the judge presiding over the case determined that one of the prosecution’s key witnesses gave false testimony in …


Key witness in Henrikson trial gave false testimony against Spokane County man in 2011

Robert Delao, who testified he negotiated a murder-for-hire deal between James Henrikson and Timothy Suckow that ended with the December 2013 death of Doug Carlile, testified falsely against Mark Hewson …


Judge says James Henrikson trial may continue

A motion for a mistrial based on undisclosed text messages between a Spokane police detective and a witness in the James Henrikson murder-for-hire trial was thrown out Tuesday.


Henrikson attorneys seek mistrial following revelation of police texts with witness

Three weeks of courtroom work may be undone by text messages released Friday by prosecutors in the James Henrikson murder-for-hire trial. Defense attorneys are asking for a mistrial because they …


Hit man in South Hill murder-for-hire case details ‘arsenal’

RICHLAND – Timothy Suckow described the “arsenal” of weapons he obtained illegally in Spokane, and Robert Delao detailed his plans to deliver heroin to James Henrikson, whose trial on murder-for-hire …


Shooter in murder-for-hire case says he didn’t intend to kill last victim

RICHLAND – In testimony broken by tears and long pauses Monday, Timothy Suckow described the two grisly murders he said were ordered by James Henrikson, including what he described as …


Mother of missing son wants to face Henrikson as murder-for-hire trial begins

Jill Williams posted her suspicions about James Henrikson to Facebook in 2012. That decision led to bankruptcy and difficulty in attending a Richland trial this week, where Henrikson will face …


Carlile murder plot mastermind faces 40 years after guilty plea

James Henrikson, the man who ordered the killings of two business associates tied to the oil-field business in North Dakota, faces four decades in prison after pleading guilty Friday afternoon. …


Getaway driver pleads guilty in Spokane murder-for-hire case

The getaway driver accused in the murder-for-hire of South Hill businessman Doug Carlile pleaded guilty Tuesday, leaving only two of the six men implicated in the scheme to stand trial. …


Three of five plead guilty in murder-for-hire case

Timothy Suckow, clad in a red jumpsuit and leg chains, stared at the table in front of him and kneaded his brow with his hand Wednesday afternoon as a U.S. …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 16, 2015, 2:34 p.m.

Gunman, co-defendants in Carlile murder-for-hire plead guilty

Timothy Suckow, the man accused of pulling the trigger in the murder-for-hire of South Hill businessman Doug Carlile pleaded guilty to federal murder charges Wednesday. The agreement included a recommended …


Five expected to plead guilty in South Hill murder-for-hire case

Five of the men accused of working for James Henrikson, the man investigators believe ordered the murder of North Dakota oilman Doug Carlile in his South Hill home, are expected …


Five men in murder-for-hire plot to plead guilty

Five of the men who allegedly worked for James Henrikson, including the man believed to have shot and killed Doug Carlile in his South Hill home in December 2013, will …


Cellphone records link murder-for-hire suspects, missing man

James Henrikson and Timothy Suckow, suspects in a murder-for-hire plot targeting a South Hill businessman, were together in North Dakota the day another alleged victim went missing in 2012, according …


Charges filed in murder-for-hire plots tied to Bakken oil dealings

Five men who investigators believe were involved in murder-for-hire plots emanating from North Dakota’s oilfields were charged Wednesday in federal court in Spokane. A sixth, the alleged mastermind of the …


Arrest made in Carlile killing

Spokane police arrested 33-year-old Robby Wahrer on suspicion that he drove the getaway van in the December killing of South Hill businessman Doug Carlile. The arrest comes months after Wahrer …


UPDATED: Mon., April 7, 2014, 7:57 a.m.

Man implicated in South Hill murder case wants new lawyer

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota man who has been questioned about an alleged murder-for-hire scheme in Washington is asking for a new lawyer to represent him on illegal weapons …


New details in Doug Carlile murder put more focus on suspect

A former employee provided details of a $20,000 bounty tied to the December killing of South Hill businessman Doug Carlile that have brought more focus on James Henrikson, the North …


Henrikson employee details alleged murder deal to police

A former employee of James Henrikson acted as a go-between in a deal that led to the death of Spokane businessman Doug Carlile in December, court documents show.


No death penalty in Carlile slaying case

A Spokane judge pushed back the trial for the alleged triggerman in the December shooting death of Doug Carlile, as prosecutors dropped pursuit of the death penalty and requested more …


Trial pushed back for alleged gunman in South Hill slaying

At a hearing Thursday, prosecutors announced their intention not to seek the death penalty against Timothy Suckow, the man accused of shooting Doug Carlile in a December home invasion. Suckow …


Oil dealings prompt investigation of N.D. tribal chairman

A former federal prosecutor has been hired to investigate the dealings of a tribal chairman thought to have been the target of a North Dakota oil speculator with ties to …


Oil dealings prompt investigation of N.D. tribal chairman

A former U.S. attorney will lead an investigation into the dealings of a tribal chairman thought to have been the target of a North Dakota oil speculator with ties to …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2014, 10:01 a.m.

James Henrikson pleads not guilty to weapons charges

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota man and former business associate of a Washington state man killed in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme is scheduled to be arraigned on a weapons …


Henrikson ordered held without bail in North Dakota

The man implicated in the shooting death of Spokane businessman Doug Carlile has been ordered held without bail in North Dakota. James Henrikson, 34, has been charged in federal court …