Probable cause waived in "Lizzi" Marriott murder case

8:25 PM, Jan 2, 2013   |    comments
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  • Kathryn McDonough charged in Lizzi Marriott disappearance

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) -- A 19-year-old woman was in court Wednesday morning for the murder case of Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott.

Police say Kathryn McDonough lied to them about her whereabouts the day the UNH student was murdered.  McDonough, who was arrested on Christmas Eve, made her way out of Portsmouth District Court quickly and silently Wednesday morning.  She's being charged with hindering apprehension and conspiracy in the death of Lizzi Marriott. 

Police believe that McDonough wasn't telling the truth when she said she didn't have contact with Marriott's believed killer, Seth Mazzaglia, the day Marriott was murdered.  In court on Wednesday, probable cause was waived so McDonough's attorney could get a sense of what evidence the state plans on presenting.

"This is serious investigation," Ryan Russman, McDonough's attorney, said. "It involves an allegation of a homicide, and so I expect the state to do everything in their power to get to the truth and I think that they will."

McDonough's family was able to meet bail.  She is currently living at home.  Mazzaglia is charged with second-degree murder and is believed to have suffocated or strangled Marriott.


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