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Parole hearing looms in NJ murder-for-hire case

Local News | Jun 30, 2014

Parole hearing looms in NJ murder-for-hire case

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A deadline is looming in the parole bid of one of New Jersey’s most notorious inmates.

The Asbury Park Press reports the public will have until this Wednesday to submit comments to the state Parole Board on Robert O. Marshall’s attempt.

Marshall is eligible for parole this December after spending nearly three decades in prison for arranging the murder of his wife in 1984. The case was turned into a book, “Blind Faith,” and a television movie.

Maria Marshall was found shot to death in a picnic area along the Garden State Parkway in what her husband described as a robbery.

He was convicted in 1986 and was on death row until 2004 when his death sentence was overturned. The state abolished the death penalty three years later.

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