The Washington Court of Appeals has rejected the latest legal challenge raised by convicted rapist Monte Hoisington.
Hoisington, a former Lewiston-Clarkston Valley resident, is seeking an unconditional release from the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island. The now-60-year-old 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.
Hoisington asked the Court of Appeals to conduct a full review of an Asotin County ruling denying his motion for summary judgment, and his request was denied. In the most recent development, Chief Judge Kevin Kosmo signed an order denying Hoisington’s motion to modify a court commissioner’s ruling.
He now has the option of seeking another discretionary review by the Supreme Court within 30 days. If not, the matter will head back to Asotin County Superior Court for a trial setting. A jury will then determine whether Hoisington meets the definition of a sexually violent predator and should remain in confinement or be released.