N.H. man to get life for killing woman after rejection
DOVER, N.H. -- A New Hampshire man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student who twice rejected his sexual advances will be sentenced to life in prison.
Family members and friends of Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, 19, are expected to address the court at the sentencing Thursday for Seth Mazzaglia, 31. Mazzaglia was convicted in June of first-degree murder in the death of Marriott in the apartment he shared with then-girlfriend Kathryn McDonough. McDonough testified that she lured Marriott to the apartment on Oct. 9, 2012 as a sexual gift to her domineering boyfriend. McDonough is serving 1 ½ to 3 years in prison for hindering prosecution.
McDonough initially said Marriott died while the two women were engaged in consensual rough sex. Granted immunity from prosecution, she later said Mazzaglia strangled Marriott after she twice rebuffed him. The pair threw Marriott's body in a river. It's never been found.
In a phone call to his mother from jail last week, Mazzaglia proclaimed his innocence and complained about having to attend the sentencing.
"I already know what everyone's gonna say there so why the hell do I have to be there? And it's a waste of my time," he told his mother, Heather Mazzaglia, in the recorded call. State officials released the transcript Wednesday.
"If I had been found innocent of the big stuff like I should have been, and like I am, now then it might be a different story," he said. "Then, then I might have some sympathy."
"But I'm gonna have to sit there for an hour and a half listening to them yell and whine and bitch and moan and scream about how I'm a monster who killed someone when I'm not," he continued.
He mother tried to convince him he should face the family.
"They're, they're in misery," she said. "I mean they're in agony. Their, their daughter is lost. I would be the same if it were you but, you know, you have to sympathize with what they've lost."
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