Release Of Records Denied In Lizzi Marriott Case

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Seth Mazzaglia is charged with the second-degree murder of Elizabeth Marriott. Photo Credit: Police photo

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. ‒ A motion seeking the release of police records in the second-degree murder case against Seth Mazzaglia was denied Thursday by Dover (N.H.) District Court Judge Stephen Morrison. 

Morrison also denied a request for a redacted version of the records. Mazzaglia is charged with the murder of Westborough college student Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, whose body has still not been recovered. 

New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General James Vara, along with Mazzaglia's defense, argued against release the records, saying it would impinge on the right to a fair trial and could taint the investigation. The records were sought by several news organizations.  

The case now goes to Stafford Superior Court for indictment. Mazzaglia waived his right to a probable cause hearing. 

Morrison's ruling can be reconsidered following a 60-day waiting period. 

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