Mazzaglia Withdraws Request To Skip Sentencing Hearing

Aug 12, 2014

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The man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student in 2012 has withdrawn his motion to skip his sentencing hearing.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.