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Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: August 26, 2013
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: August 26, 2013
Indictment handed up in
††††††††† Among those charged was Xavier Marmolejos (DOB 4/9/87) who
was charged with murder in the death on September 23, 2012, of Deny
Santana-Delora, 20, of
††††††††† Marmolejos was arrested on August 20, 2013, after the grand
jury, sitting in
In addition, Marmolejos and three co-defendants were charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purposes, and riot. The grand jury charged that Marmolejos possessed a knife and a belt or cord, while the co-defendants carried a baseball bat, a golf club and a weighted belt.
The three co-defendants were identified as: Aython Elliot-Emiliano, (DOB 10/19/91) his brother, Francisco Elliot-Emiliano, (DOB 10/3/84) and Edwin Sosa-Cespedes (DOB 1/5/72).
The grand jury also charged the Elliot-Emiliano brothers and Sosa-Cespedes with a count of conspiring to commit an aggravated assault.
The case was handed up following a presentation to the grand jury by Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Martha B. McKinney.
Bail has been set at $1 million for Marmolejos, who is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick.
began an investigation after receiving a 911 call on September 23, 2012, at
11:12 p.m., alerting them to the stabbing, which occurred during an altercation
on Madison Avenue between Market and Smith streets in
victim was taken to
Investigator Jeffrey Temple of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office and Detective Gilberto Simao of the Perth Amboy Police Department investigated.
with information is asked to call
As is the case with all criminal defendants, Marmolejos and his co-defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.