Jury Selection Scheduled in N.H. Student Killing

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to start on May 14 in the trial of a man suspected of killing a University of New Hampshire sophomore in 2012.

Seth Mazzaglia was charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance and death of Elizabeth ‘‘Lizzi’’ Marriott of Westborough, Mass. Her body hasn’t been found.

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WMUR-TV reports Mazzaglia appeared in court Monday for a hearing covering such matters as how long it should take the jury to view various locations tied to the case.

Lawyers estimate the trial will take about three weeks. It’s scheduled to start on May 27.

Prosecutors say Mazzaglia strangled Marriott on Oct. 9, 2012, after or during an attempted sexual assault and dumped her body off Peirce Island in Portsmouth.