Cold case murder suspect indicted

Danny Conner, April 22, 2014. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
Danny Conner, April 22, 2014. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore (KOIN 6) – The suspect in a 1995 cold case homicide will face a judge Monday on four counts of murder.

Danny Conner, 48, was indicted by a Multnomah County grand jury for the death of Darrin Ezell, KOIN 6 News has confirmed.

Ezell, who was 24 years old at the time of his death in Dec. 1995, was found shot inside a residence in the 9300 block of Southeast Ramona Street.

Detectives with the Cold Case Homicide Unit arrested Conner April 22. At his first court appearance, Conner entered a not guilty plea.

Since his arrest, police have not released any additional information about the murder. Court documents obtained by KOIN 6 News show Conner knowingly, unlawfully and intentionally committed the crimes of first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary that resulted in Ezell’s death.

In previous press releases, the police bureau said Ezell was shot to death inside a home in the 9300 block of Southeast Ramona Street. Police said his girlfriend had left the house to go to work when the three masked-men entered the home, confronted Ezell and shot him. There were two children inside the home at the time of the homicide but they were not hurt, police said.

Detectives have not released any additional information on the case, and declined to comment if they have identified the other two men who reportedly were involved in the murder.

Conner is scheduled to appear before a judge Monday morning at the Multnomah County Justice Center.

Check back with KOIN.com later today for more information on the arraignment.

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