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4:27 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Mazzaglia Withdraws Request To Skip Sentencing Hearing

Convicted murderer Seth Mazzaglia listens as his lawyers argue his case to skip sentencing.
Convicted murderer Seth Mazzaglia listens as his lawyers argue his case to skip sentencing.
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The man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student in 2012 has withdrawn his motion to skip his sentencing hearing.

Seth Mazzaglia withdrew his motion nearly an hour after a court appearance where he asked a judge to not make him appear at Thursday's sentencing.

Lawyers for the 31-year-old Mazzaglia had argued earlier Tuesday that he has the right to not be present for sentencing.

Mazzaglia was convicted of first-degree murder for killing 19-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott of Westborough, Massachusetts after she rebuffed his sexual advances.

Prosecutors on Tuesday read from transcripts of a recorded prison conversation in which Mazzaglia told his mother he didn't want to listen to Marriott's family "yell and whine" about what a monster he is.

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