BJ's Lounge murder suspect makes first court appearance in Opelika

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM)- An Opelika man accused of shooting and killing a man back in March is making his first appearance in court today.

Michael Benford, 27, is the suspect police believe was behind the trigger the night 35-year-old Carnelious Richmond was murdered at BJ's Lounge in Opelika.

Shortly after the shooting, Benford turned himself into Opelika Police Detectives and was arrested.

A Lee County judge found probable cause in this case and it will be heard by a grand jury at a later date.

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