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The Telegram
  • State's highest court upholds rape conviction for ex-restaurant owner

  • The state’s highest court upheld the rape verdict of a former local restaurant owner who was convicted of having sex with a drunken, passed-out dinner guest.



    Isidoro Marra, 62, is currently serving a 10-year sentence for raping the guest at the Villa Isidoro.

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  • The state’s highest court upheld the rape verdict of a former local restaurant owner who was convicted of having sex with a drunken, passed-out dinner guest.
    Isidoro Marra, 62, is currently serving a 10-year sentence for raping the guest at the Villa Isidoro.
    Marra’s attorneys had argued on appeal that Marra was denied a fair trial due to “prosecutorial misconduct,” but the state Court of Appeals rejected that notion and also ruled that the judge did not abuse his disrection by allowing photographs of the victim’s bruises into evidence.
    On Wednesday, Herkimer County District Attorney Jeffrey Carpenter said he was “extremely pleased” with the Court of Appeals decision.
    “They unanimously affirmed what had preivoulsy been unanimously affirmed by the Appellate Division,” Carpenter said. “There had been no prosecutorial misconduct as alleged, and he was convicted by a jury of his his peers and that conviction now stands by the highest court in New York State.”
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