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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, Timothy Suckow. Elberta Carlile did not testify Monday but her harrowing 911 call to authorities Dec. 15, 2013 was replayed for the jury.

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 an unrelated robbery years ago. Judge Salvador Mendoza ruled Friday that his finding that Robert Delao was untruthful in testimony about a 2007 robbery could not be presented to the 17-member jury. In Henrikson’s trial, Delao testified he acted as a go-between for Henrikson and Timothy Suckow to arrange the murder of Doug Carlile.

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 trial continues…for now

U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza ruled Tuesday that prosecutors should have turned over a series of texts between Spokane Police Detective Mark Burbridge and defense witness Robert Delao to James Henrikson's defense team. But Mendoza wants involved parties to testify before ruling on whether a mistrial or continuance is necessary.

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 his reluctant shooting of Douglas Carlile. “He dropped his hand,” Suckow said, recounting the moment he confronted Carlile in his South Hill kitchen on Dec. 15, 2013. He paused. “And, uh, I started shooting.”