- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

DOVER, N.H. (AP) - A man serving a life sentence for the rape and slaying of a University of New Hampshire student has pleaded guilty to attempted escape from jail and was sentenced to an additional 3 ½ to seven years in prison.

Seth Mazzaglia (muh-ZAYL’-ee-uh) was charged with plotting to escape from the Strafford County House of Correction while awaiting trial on rape and murder charges. He faced trial but pleaded guilty Friday, instead.

A former cellmate testified Mazzaglia asked him to obtain a gun, two cars and disguises to use in the jailbreak.

The 32-year-old Mazzaglia was convicted June 27 and is serving a sentence of life without parole for the 2012 death of 19-year-old Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott of Westborough, Massachusetts. Prosecutors say he choked Marriott after she rebuffed his sexual advances.

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