Not Guilty Plea Entered in Attempted Murder Trial
A 28-year-old man is being charged with attempted first degree murder in connection with the near fatal beating of Yakima real estate broker 78-year-old Vern Holbrook.
Daniel Blizzard is one of four suspects arrested in the May 25 beating of Holbrook at a Cowiche home. Holbrook is still recovering.
Three other suspects are also facing trial on charges of first degree attempted murder.
Blizzard was a former real estate agent that once tried but failed to purchase Holbrook’s business in 2007. Court documents say Blizzard was upset about that failure.
Blizzard is being held on $1 million bail.
Authorities say he worked with two others to have Holbrook killed.