Marvin D. Lambert of Madison Township was charged with murder

MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Police have charged a Madison Township man with murder.

Madison Township police arrested 24-year-old Marvin D. Lambert on Tuesday in connection with the murder of 46-year-old John A Funari.

The murder happened on or about January 9, 2014 according to police.

Both Lambert and Funari were tenants of the Madison Inn located at 7278 North Ridge Road in Madison Township.  The suspect and the victim were often in the company of one another according to a news release obtained by police.

The body of the victim was discovered on January 11, 2014 when the landlord entered the apartment in response to a loud music complaint.

Funari appeared to have been beaten and strangled.  The death was ruled a homicide several days later.  Physical evidence collected by detectives and Lake County crime lab technicians led to Lambert's arrest.

Lambert was arraigned Thursday in Painesville Municipal court where his bond was set for $1 million.


 

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