Marrero in court

Victor Marrero, 23, stands in Superior Court in Hamilton Town-

ship with interpreter Carmen Sacco, right, on Oct. 30, 2009, during sentencing for the 2006 murder of Roberto Feliciano.

A state appeals court on Friday declined to reduce a 49-year prison sentence for Victor Marrero, one of two men convicted in the brutal 2006 murder of an Atlantic City man.

In August 2009, a jury found Marrero guilty of the murder of Roberto Feliciano.

Marrero and another man, Robin Perez, took Feliciano into his Chelsea Heights home. Marrero hit Feliciano over the head with a lead pipe and Perez stabbed him 44 times.

Marrero’s appeal alleged his arrest was illegal, a statement to police should have been suppressed, and his trial counsel was ineffective.

But the court’s decision cited a lower court’s ruling that there was strong evidence supporting the jury’s verdict and that his counsel provided a “vigorously conducted defense.”

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