Suspect Won't Get Death Penalty
Seattle Times Staff: Seattle Times News Services
SEATTLE - Joshua Hoge, accused of murdering his mother and half-brother last June, will not face the death penalty if convicted, prosecutors have decided.
Dan Donohoe, spokesman for the King County Prosecutor's Office, would not say why the decision was made. Hoge, 29, pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated first-degree murder and one count of first-degree attempted murder in connection with an attack on his mother's boyfriend.
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