Suspect in 1994 cold case to enter plea Friday

Marvin Lambert, 37, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail Friday, June 21, 2013. He is facing murder charges in the 1994 shooting death of 26-year-old Brian Hill in North Portland. Lambert was indicted by a grand jury last month. (Portland Police Bureau)
Marvin Lambert, 37, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail Friday, June 21, 2013. He is facing murder charges in the 1994 shooting death of 26-year-old Brian Hill in North Portland. Lambert was indicted by a grand jury last month. (Portland Police Bureau)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A 38-year-old man who was indicted for murder last year in connection with a 1994 cold case is scheduled to enter a plea and be sentenced on Friday.

A Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted Marvin Lee Lambert last May on one count of murder and one count of felony murder for the 1994 shooting of 26-year-old Brain Hill.

A photo of Brian Hill, who died after being shot in the driveway of his Portland home on May 19, 1994. On May 24, 2013, 37-year-old Marvin Lee Lambert was indicted on murder charges in Hill's death. (Portland Police Bureau)
A photo of Brian Hill, who died after being shot in the driveway of his Portland home on May 19, 1994. On May 24, 2013, 37-year-old Marvin Lee Lambert was indicted on murder charges in Hill’s death. (Portland Police Bureau)

On the night of May 19, 1994, Hill was shot in the driveway of his home at 6435 N. Gay Ave., where he resided with his girlfriend and his two children. According to Portland police, he was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He passed away from his injuries almost one month later, on June 16, 1994.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit reopened the investigation in 2010. Working with the Oregon State Police Crime Laboratory and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, they identified Lambert as a suspect.

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