UNH Student's Killer Admits Attempted Escape | NECN
New Hampshire

New Hampshire

The latest news from around the state

UNH Student's Killer Admits Attempted Escape

Seth Mazzaglia convicted in killing of Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    UNH Student's Killer Admits Attempted Escape
    NECN

    A man serving a life sentence for the rape and slaying of a University of New Hampshire student has pleaded guilty to attempted escape from jail and was sentenced to an additional 3 ½ to seven years in prison.

    Seth Mazzaglia was charged with plotting to escape from the Strafford County House of Correction while awaiting trial on rape and murder charges. He faced trial but pleaded guilty Friday, instead.

    A former cellmate testified Mazzaglia asked him to obtain a gun, two cars and disguises to use in the jailbreak.

    The 32-year-old Mazzaglia was convicted June 27 and is serving a sentence of life without parole for the 2012 death of 19-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott of Westborough, Massachusetts. Prosecutors say he choked Marriott after she rebuffed his sexual advances.

    For up-to-the-minute news and weather, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Sign up for our new breaking news email alerts by clicking here and download our free apps here.