Seth Mazzaglia was convicted of raping and murdering Elizabeth "Lizzi' Marriott and is set to be sentenced Thursday to life in prison. The following is a transcript of a jailhouse call between Mazzaglia and his mother, Heather Mazzaglia, from Aug. 6 and provided by the state. Seth Mazzaglia had asked a judge to excuse him from attending the sentencing but has withdrawn his request.
"Jacque" and "Melissa" are Joachim Barth and Melissa Davis, his lawyers.
Heather Mazzaglia: Have the lawyers come to visit you at all?
Seth Mazzaglia: Um, rarely because it's a bit of a haul for them but they're supposed to come visit me before the 14th. I'm gonna see.
SM: If there's any way I cannot attend the 14th.
HM: Either what?
SM: That I cannot go to the 14th. I already know what everyone's gonna say there so why the hell do I have to be there? And it's a waste of my time.
HM: Yeah, well it's, it's for them.
SM: Yeah, well I'm not feeling particularly gracious at the moment.
HM: I know.
SM: Heh. If I had been found innocent of the big stuff like I should have been, and like I am, now then it might be a different story. Then, then I might have some sympathy.
HM: Yeah, all you can do is regret your part in it. And.
SM: Yeah, but I'm gonna have to sit there for an hour and a half listening to them yell and whine and bitch and moan and scream about how I'm a monster who killed someone when I'm not. That's what I'm literally gonna have to listen to for the whole time.
SM: It isn't gonna be like, oh, you took away our chance of burying her. It's gonna be you're a monster and that's what it's gonna be over and over and over again. Ah.
HM: So anyway. Anyway. I'm, I mean you can, they're, they're in misery. I mean they're in agony, their, their daughter is lost. I would be the same if it were you but, you know, you have to sympathize with what they've lost and I, ask, um, ask Jacque and Melissa. I mean and the verdict took long. I don't see why you, eh, it's, you're allowed to say that. I don't know. I don't know what they allow you to do.
SM: Well, my preference would be not to attend the sentencing hearing on the 14th. I can get an after action report that tells me everything I already know's going to happen there.
HM: I think you have to be there to be sentenced so. I think they have a right to confront you because the jury found you guilty.
SOURCE: New Hampshire Judicial Branch.