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UNH Student's Killer to Admit Attempted Escape from Jail

Seth Mazzaglia was sentenced for killing Lizzi Marriott in August

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    UNH Student's Killer to Admit Attempted Escape from Jail
    Nicole Jacobs
    Seth Mazzaglia.

    The man serving a life sentence without parole for raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student will plead guilty to attempted escape from a county jail.

    Seth Mazzaglia received the maximum sentence in August for the Oct. 9, 2012, killing of 19-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott of Westborough, Massachusetts.

    He was scheduled to go on trial Nov. 3 in Strafford County Superior Court for plotting to escape from the county jail while awaiting trial on the rape and murder charges.

    Court officials confirm the 32-year-old Mazzaglia will plead guilty Friday.

    Prosecutors say Mazzaglia choked Marriott at his Dover apartment Oct. 9, 2012 after she rebuffed his sexual advances.

    A jury convicted him June 27, after hearing 10 days of testimony by Mazzaglia's ex-girlfriend, who witnessed the killing.

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