Argument preceded murder of Mukilteo man, police say


Last updated 5/13/2020 at 11:48am

Police allege that an Everett man killed Howard Benzel, of Mukilteo, striking him numerous times with a blunt object following an argument.

Frank Walton, 40, of Everett, was charged with second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence, according to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office.

The alleged circumstances of Benzel’s death were detailed in Snohomish County Superior Court.

On March 28, Everett Police were dispatched to a building, owned by Benzel, 67, and his wife, Denise, in the 2100 block of Madison Street for a suspicious circumstances complaint. Benzel’s wife,...

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