Murder suspect appears in court

BENTON COUNTY - It's continuing coverage of a murder in Benton City. One of the two suspects appeared in court Thursday.

Noel Gonzalez is facing charges of first degree murder. The 19-year-old is accused of helping stab 55-year-old Michael Edwards.

Officials found him dead outside the Assembly of God Church in Benton City. Gonzalez is expected back in court in a couple weeks.

Noah Matlack has also been charged and is sitting in a Benton County jail cell.