Yakima broker badly beaten dies in hospice care

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- A real estate agent brutally attacked last year has died. Vern Holbrook died in hospice care.

Holbrook was found with his throat slashed in a Cowiche home he was trying to sell. Four suspects, including his former daughter-in-law are charged with attempted murder. Their trial is scheduled for later this year.

An autopsy will determine if he died from the injuries in that attack.