Bail rejected for Newcastle eye doctor who plotted partner’s death

February 28, 2011

A King County judge on Feb. 23 denied a request by Dr. Michael Mockovak to be released from custody pending his sentencing for plotting to kill his former partner in the Clearly Lasik eye centers

NEW — 3:25 p.m. Feb. 28, 2011

The co-founder of the Clearly Lasik eye centers on Feb. 23 pleaded with a judge to deny bail for his former partner, Newcastle resident Dr. Michael Mockovak, who was convicted of targeting him in a murder-for-hire plot.

Dr. Joseph King read from an emotional three-page letter in which he urged King County Superior Court Judge Palmer Robinson to keep Mockovak behind bars until he is sentenced on March 17.

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