Teen pleads guilty to Benton City stabbing

<p>Noel Gonzalez</p>

Noel Gonzalez

A Benton City teen pleaded guilty this morning to fatally stabbing a man in September and breaking into the victim’s home.

19-year-old Noel Gonzalez is convicted of second-degree murder and first-degree burglary following the September 8th stabbing death of Michael Edwards in a church parking lot in Benton City.

Gonzalez is scheduled to be sentenced February 6th.

His co-defendant, Noah Matlack is scheduled for trial April 28th for first-degree murder.