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Mazzaglia jury instructed to disregard testimony

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Mazzaglia jury instructed to disregard testimony involving actions of alleged

DOVER Judge Steven Houran denied a defense motion for a mistrial after a former friend of Seth Mazzaglia who was called to his apartment after Elizabeth Marriot was killed in 2012 testified Friday that when left unchecked, Mazzaglia alleged persona could kill people.

Mazzaglia's lawyers objected twice during the testimony, with their first objection overruled and the judge ordering a brief recess after the second before hearing arguments regarding the objection and a motion for a mistrial.

Houran said he would instruct jurors to ignore two questions and the corresponding answers both of which would be stricken from the record. He added it is not evidence and should not be Authentic Pierre Desir Jersey considered.

is as if it doesn exist, Houran told jurors.

Mazzaglia, 31, faces charges of first degree murder, second degree murder and conspiracy and criminal solicitation in the October 2012 death of Marriott, a 19 year old University of New Hampshire student.

Friday morning, prosecution witness Roberta Gerkin, of Rochester, who previously worked as a psychic and tarot card reader, said she first met Mazzaglia who introduced himself as during a Halloween event at the Governor Inn in Rochester during the fall of 2011.

Gerkin said Mazzaglia was of the actors at the event while she served as a psychic and read tarot cards. She added they became friends after having very spiritual, intellectual conversation for a few hours at the event.

As a result of the connection, Gerkin said they Christian Kirksey Jersey had short sexual relationship at the very beginning, but it only lasted a few days or less than a week. She added it served as release for Mazzaglia, who she described as being like an electrical devise which would overload.

Gerkin, who remained friends with Mazzaglia after he became involved with McDonough, said she knew he used three personas, which she learned about shortly after meeting him.

If unchecked and didn go his way, Gerkin explained would be dead.

relationship seemed like the damsel in distress and the rescuer, Gerkin said, adding McDonough was damsel who wanted to stay in good graces with Mazzaglia her rescuer.

When McDonough went away to a drama camp, Gerkin said she received several messages from Mazzaglia when he didn hear from his girlfriend during check in times.

If McDonough was out of contact with Mazzaglia for too long, Gerkin said bad things would happen.

Mazzaglia attorney, Joachim Barth, said the evidence did not include statements of conversations between Gerkin and Mazzaglia that indicated Gerkin had knowledge of Mazzaglia's alleged personas.

is tenuous, groundless and has not been provided in previous discovery, Barth said.

Houran said the defense objections would be retained on the record during the testimony.

Prosecutors continued to argue that Gerkin testimony was included in prior statements and evidence provided during the discovery portion of the case

Barth argued that the evidence especially the transcripts of interviews of witnesses does not support the state line of questioning or Gerkin testimony about and tendencies. Mazzaglia.

Marriott body has not been found. Prosecutors say Mazzaglia and McDonough dumped her body in the Piscataqua River.

In Wednesday opening statements, defense attorney Joachim Barth told jurors it was McDonough, not Mazzaglia, who killed Marriott during sexual acts of bondage and domination the night of Oct. 9, 2012.



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