OR man sentenced to 25 years in cold case murder

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland, Ore., man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his guilty plea to the murder of a woman found fatally shot in her car 18 years ago.

A tip generated by “cold case” playing cards distributed in Oregon prisons led police to arrest Brad Richard Ballantyne last summer in the Jan. 1, 1993, slaying of 30-year-old Kimberly Jean Dunkin.

Sgt. Pete Simpson says the now-37-year-old Ballantyne entered his plea and was sentenced Thursday.

Court documents allege that Ballantyne killed Dunkin as he was trying to commit a robbery.

He was arrested in Vancouver, Wash.