SPOKANE, Wash. -

Tim Suckow, the suspect in a Spokane murder-for-hire scheme, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in court.

Detectives say Suckow was hired to kill Doug Carlille in his South Hill home because of the businessman's involvement in a North Dakota oil business.

No one's been charged with hiring Suckow for the fatal shooting on December 15.

Suckow is being held on a $2 million bond in the Spokane County Jail.