- Associated Press - Friday, February 7, 2014

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A 19-year-old who pleaded guilty to helping kill a man in a Benton City church parking lot was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in prison.

Noel A. Gonzalez apologized in Benton County Superior Court to the family of 55-year-old Michael Edwards for their loss and pain.

The Tri-City Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1gacBY0) Gonzalez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and burglary.

The co-defendant accused of the September stabbing, Noah Matlack, is set for trial in April.


Information from: Tri-City Herald, https://www.tri-cityherald.com

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