EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 28, 2012

Evidence hearing set for woman in UNH slaying case


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The 19-year-old woman accused of lying about her whereabouts the day a University of New Hampshire student was killed is due back in court Jan. 2.

Kathryn McDonough of Portsmouth remains in custody on charges related to the disappearance and death of 19-year-old UNH sophomore Elizabeth Marriott of Westborough, Mass.

Prosecutors say McDonough lied when she said she and 30-year-old Seth Mazzaglia of Dover had no contact with Marriott Oct. 9, the day she disappeared.

Prosecuters say Mazzaglia, who is charged with second-degree murder, suffocated or strangled Marriott.

McDonough has been in custody since her arrest Christmas Eve. She’s due in Portsmouth District Court Wednesday for a hearing.

on charges of conspiracy and hindering apprehension.

Her lawyer says he and McDonough haven’t decided whether to waive the hearing.