Court Rules in Favor of Protecting Privacy of New Hampshire Murder Victim

New Hampshire Supreme Court rejects argument that "Lizzi" Marriott's sexual past is protected

Lizzi Marriott

The New Hampshire Supreme Court for a third time has ruled in favor of protecting the privacy of a 19-year-old murder victim.

Seth Mazzaglia was convicted of killing Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, of Westborough, Massachusetts. He argues the trial court should've allowed him to introduce evidence about Marriott's sexual past, but the court has rejected that argument numerous times, most recently on Thursday.

The court will allow oral arguments in Mazzaglia's appeal to be open to the public, but attorneys will be restricted from delving into the sealed case record. The case will be heard Wednesday.

Marriott, a University of New Hampshire student, was killed in 2012. Her body has not been found.

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