A second suspect was charged Friday morning in the murder of two Forest City men.
Icey Chennell Gooden, 26, of 4217 Sundown Road, Morganton, was charged with the murders of Albert Alexander Austin, 35, and Spencer Jermain Murray, 29, whose bodies were found in a burned car in Morganton on Sunday.
Brian Jerome Robinson, 33, of 1122 Valley Trace, Morganton, who was charged Thursday with the murder of Austin, now faces an additional charge of murder in the death of Murray, according to his warrant for arrest. He was brought before a Burke County magistrate on Friday and issued the second murder charge.
The murders were committed “with malice aforethought,” according to the suspects' arrest warrants.
The two men's bodies were discovered Sunday morning around 8 a.m. when Burke County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to Canoe Creek Way in Morganton. When they arrived, deputies found a burned Cadillac Deville with human remains inside, according to previous reports.
Investigators learned the Cadillac belonged to Austin, of 555 Poors Ford Road, Lot 5, in Forest City. However, the vehicle was registered to Murray, of 165 Astrid Lane, in Forest City, according to previous reports.
Robinson was arrested without incident just after 2 p.m. on Thursday at Oak Forest Drive, in Morganton, according to information from BCSO.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BCSO’s Criminal Investigation Division at 828-438-5500, or Burke County Crime Stoppers at 828-437-3333 anytime day or night.
More information on this developing story will be published as it becomes available.