A request to reconsider the life sentence given to convicted murderer Robert Marshall is denied in State Superior Court in Toms River.

Marshall cited his deteriorating physical and mental health as factors warranting a reduction in sentence. However, Judge Wendel E. Daniels noted that Marshall's health condition did not rise to the level of severity which would warrant a release. Marshall was convicted of arranging his wife Maria's murder in 1984 at the forked river rest area.

Marshall was originally sentenced to death in 1986 but was re-sentenced in 2006 to the life sentence with 30 years parole ineligibility.

The murder was also the subject of a best selling true crimes book and 1990 movie "Blind Faith".