A judge in Seattle has denied bail for an eye surgeon awaiting sentencing on his conviction in a murder for hire case.
KOMO Radio reports Dr. Michael Mockovak will remain in jail for his March 17 sentencing in King County Superior Court.
He was convicted Feb. 3 of attempted murder and other charges for plotting to kill his business partner in the Clearly Lasik eye center business, Dr. Joseph King.
King and his wife told the judge Wednesday they feared for their lives if Mockovak were released on bail.
The lawyer for Mockovak said he is not a flight risk and wanted out of jail to have some dental work before starting his prison sentence.