Realtor Attacked Last Year Dies

<p>Vern Holbrook - Photo courtesy Aspen Real Estate</p>

Vern Holbrook - Photo courtesy Aspen Real Estate

A 78 year old realtor who was brutally attacked in West Valley last year dies over the weekend.

The Yakima County Coroner says Vern Holbrook died in hospice care.

Court documents state Holbrook was showing homes, when Luis Gomez-Monges and Adriana Mendez attacked him.

Deputies found Holbrook in a West Valley home with his throat slashed.

Deputies later arrested Daniel Blizzard and Jill Taylor in connection to the incident.

All four were facing attemepted murder charges--no word yet on whether those charges will change now that Holbrook has died.