The suspected shooter charged with the July 17 killing of a 63-year-old Colville man has been found competent to stand trial.
Eric L. Booth, 26, is expected to appear in court next Tuesday to schedule a trial, Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen said this week. But based on preliminary discussions, a trial may not be necessary, Rasmussen said.
Booth is charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of Gordon Feist in what detectives believe was a botched robbery. Also charged are 27-year-old Jesse J. Fellman-Shimmin and 25-year-old Collette Marie Pierce.
Booth and his attorney, Paul Wasson, have been working with law enforcement, Rasmussen said.