A man convicted of a number of rapes in the Lewiston-Clarkston area has raised another legal challenge in his bid to get out of the Special Commitment Center on Washington’s McNeil Island.
Monte Hoisington wants the state Court of Appeals to conduct a full review of an Asotin County ruling denying his motion for summary judgment. His request was previously denied by a Division III Appeals Court commissioner.
The now 60-year-old Hoisington is seeking an unconditional release. He has been held at the commitment center since an Asotin County jury determined he was a sexually violent predator a decade ago. He was convicted of two rapes in Lewiston in 1977 and a rape in Clarkston in 1991.
Earlier this year, Judge William Acey denied Hoisington’s change-of-venue request, along with a motion for summary judgment.
In June, Commissioner Joyce McCown ruled no obvious or probable error by the trial court had been established, and it had not been shown the trial court’s conduct in anyway departed from the accepted and usual course of judicial proceeding.