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Accomplice in death of UNH student to plead guilty

The lawyer for a woman prosecutors said initially lied to the police about the disappearance of a University of New Hampshire sophomore last fall said
she will plead guilty to all charges.

Nineteen-year-old Kathryn McDonough of Portsmouth is charged with hindering the prosecution, conspiracy and tampering with a witness in the
death of 19-year-old Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott last October.

McDonough’s lawyer, Andrew Cotrupi, would not comment on what sentence she will receive, but told the Associated Press that he expects her to be taken
into custody after today’s hearing.

McDonough’s ex-boyfriend, Seth Mazzaglia, 30,
of Dover, is charged with strangling Marriott last October.

The state attorney general’s office alleges Mazzaglia strangled Marriott during a sexual encounter, and he and McDonough disposed of her body at Peirce Island in Portsmouth before discarding evidence linking them to the crime.

Marriott’s body has not been located, despite ongoing searches of the waters and coastline around Peirce Island.

Marriott’s family is
expected to attend the
hearing.

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