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New Hampshire Supreme Court Weighs Whether To Release Victim's Sexual History15:29
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Bob Marriott holds a large photo of his daughter Elizabeth "Lizzy" Marriott as he looks at Seth Mazzaglia, seated left, during a sentencing hearing in Strafford County Superior Court, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Dover, N.H. Mazzaglia was convicted of killing Elizabeth Marriott and was sentenced to life in prison. (Jim Cole/AP)
Bob Marriott holds a large photo of his daughter Elizabeth "Lizzy" Marriott as he looks at Seth Mazzaglia, seated left, during a sentencing hearing in Strafford County Superior Court, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Dover, N.H. Mazzaglia was convicted of killing Elizabeth Marriott and was sentenced to life in prison. (Jim Cole/AP)
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The New Hampshire Supreme Court is deciding whether to make public details of a rape and murder victim's sexual history.

Lizzi Marriott was 19 years old and a sophomore at the University of New Hampshire when she disappeared. Twenty-nine-year-old Seth Mazzaglia was convicted of raping and murdering Marriott.

During the trial, his defense was that Marriott died during consensual, rough sex. During the trial, the judge decided that under New Hampshire's rape shield law, Marriott's sexual history was not relevant to the case.

But Mazzaglia's attorney is contesting that, arguing that Marriott's sexual history should be unsealed and made public.

Guest

Christopher M. Johnson, New Hampshire's chief public appellate defender and professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, which tweets @UNHLaw.

Meg Garvin, executive director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute, which tweets @NCVLI.

This segment aired on August 29, 2016.

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