Girlfriend of suspected murderer indicted in Lizzi Marriott case
Kathryn "Kat" McDonough indicted on three charges
A woman charged in connection with the disappearance and death of UNH student Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, 19, in October of last year has been accused of another charge in the case.
Kathryn "Kat" McDonough, 19, of Portsmouth, was indicted with a new charge of witness tampering in addition to her other felony charges of hindering apprehension or prosecution and conspiracy to commit hindering apprehension or prosecution. She was indicted of all three charges by a grand jury on April 3 in Rockingham Superior Court.
According to multiple news outlets, McDonough is Seth Mazzaglia's girlfriend. Mazzaglia, 30, is accused of strangling or suffocating Marriott and is charged with second-degree murder.
The new indictment document released by the court accuses McDonough of trying to persuade a woman named Roberta Gerkin to lie to the police on Nov. 7, 2012.
"McDonough advised Roberta Gerkin to inform officials... Gerkin did not enter the Dover apartment resided in by McDonough and Seth Mazzaglia," said the indictment.
McDonough's previous charges - hindering and conspiracy to commit hindering apprehension or prosecution - allege that McDonough worked with Mazzaglia to try to deceive investigators.
The indictment continued to say that "Katherine McDonough purposefully gave a false alibi to investigators" for both herself and Mazzaglia, knowing he was likely to be charged with murder.
Mazzaglia is also accused of giving a false alibi to investigators.
Marriott went missing on Oct. 9, 2012, after leaving a night class at UNH. Mazzaglia was arrested on Oct. 13 and charged with her murder. On Dec. 24, McDonough was arrested in connection with the case. Marriott's body has not been found despite search efforts.
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
More tnhonline News Articles
Recent tnhonline News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR TNHONLINE NEWS
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST TNHONLINE NEWS
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- Tax-Savings Tips From Licensed Experts
- Not Leo DiCaprio? How to Cut Your Energy Bills Anyway
- Television Best Bets: Streaming Programs Worth Watching
- Modern Farming: Technology Helps Keep Food on the Table
- An End to Acid Reflux?
- How to Select a Contractor: Certification Counts With...
- Modern Landfills: Safe, Smart and Green
- Medicine Safety Reminders for Cold and Flu Season
- What It Takes to Get One of the Most In-Demand Jobs
- Where Do Pests Lurk? The Rooms in Your Home That Pests...
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- LINE Webtoon Launches Challenge League, a New Discovery Feature for Webcomic Creators and Aspiring Artists
- 6 ‘Friendsgiving’ tips that won’t leave you stuffed
- PARAMORE UNVEIL EXPANDED DIGITAL EDITION OF BLOCKBUSTER FOURTH ALBUM
- MELANIE MARTINEZ ANNOUNCES THIRD LEG OF “DOLLHOUSE TOUR”
- Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. Declared Winner of Voto Latino’s RepUrLetters Challenge