CONCORD, New Hampshire — A man serving a life sentence for the rape and slaying of a University of New Hampshire student has been conditionally denied parole for a lesser charge associated with that crime.
Seth Mazzaglia (muh-ZAYL'-ee-uh) asked the state parole board Tuesday for parole on a witness tampering charge that's tied to the 2012 death of 19-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott of Westborough, Massachusetts.
WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1T4RsUr) the board said Mazzaglia needs to be re-classified to a lower security level and be of good behavior for six months before that parole would be granted.
The parole order would have no effect on Mazzaglia's life sentence.
Marriott's father, Bob Marriott, said Mazzaglia needs to stay where he is.
Mazzaglia denied raping and killing Marriott, but said he helped cover up her murder.