WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — A New Hampshire judge has granted the second extension in the prosecution of Seth Mazzaglia of Dover, N.H.
Grand jury testimony was scheduled for Thursday in the case of the 28-year-old man, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Westborough's Lizzi Marriott. The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office will now have until April 18 to bring its case against Mazzaglia, as reported by SeaCoast Online.
An initial extension was granted from the original date of Jan. 14, and New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley filed for the second on Feb. 4, stating that more time was needed to develop the case and interview potential witnesses.
Mazzaglia is being held without bail and charged in the slaying of Marriott, 19, who was strangled in his apartment in October. Marriott, a graduate of Westborough High School, lived in Chester, N.H., with an aunt and commuted to the University of New Hampshire, where she was a sophomore.
Marriott's body was never found despite extensive search efforts in the area Peirce Island near Portsmouth, N.H.
Mazzaglia's ex-girlfriend, Kathryn McDonough, who also worked with Marriott, was charged with helping to cover up Marriott's death by providing a false alibi.
McDonough was released on $35,000 bond and is also awaiting grand jury testimony.