NH Supreme Court keeps rape, murder victim Lizzi Marriott's sexual history sealed
CONCORD — The N.H. Supreme Court has reversed the controversial order to release the sealed private sexual history of Lizzi Marriott, a rape and murder victim.
The court had ordered that Marriott's private information about her sexual history be unsealed and available to the public in June. The order was made in response to Seth Mazzaglia's appeal, and would have reversed the longstanding protections in place for victims of sexual assault and eviscerated NH's Rape Shield Law.
Seth Mazzaglia, 32, was convicted of first-degree murder in 2014 for the 2012 death Marriott, a UNH sophomore at the time.
“The Court has sided with the family and ruled that the seal will remain in place. This a big win for the Marriott family who worked incredibly hard to preserve the privacy and dignity of their daughter,” said Rus Rilee, the attorney who filed a brief to halt the release of the information on behalf of the Marriotts.