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Mazzaglia defense continues to pick away at ex-girlfriend in her ninth day of testimony
She told the grand jury that Mazzaglia “was being very caring, as well as being very strict and demanding” on the morning of Oct. 10, 2012, when, McDonough said, he cooked food for her shortly before he “demanded sex” while she remained in bed.
The text of McDonough’s grand jury testimony scrolled directly in front of Mazzaglia’s face Friday afternoon, as he silently sat in front of a large projector screen while McDonough’s recorded voice filled the courtroom.
McDonough testified last week that she was sitting next to Marriott when Mazzaglia began strangling her from behind with a rope, and that Mazzaglia then raped Marriott’s limp body.
McDonough has testified that she initially lied to investigators and others. In attempts to protect Mazzaglia, she has said, she repeatedly told a fabricated story about rough sexual contact that led to the “accident” of Marriott’s death.
In a secretly taped conversation on Nov. 7, 2012, McDonough told Rochester resident Roberta Gerkin that, “I think it’s going to be played up as a sexual thing gone bad,” referring to Marriott’s death.
Hinckley also played a taped conversation between McDonough and Gerkin on Oct. 26, 2012. McDonough referred to one of Mazzaglia’s several adopted personas.
McDonough is serving a 1½- to three-year prison term after pleading guilty last July to charges including witness tampering and hindering the investigation, as part of a plea agreement. She has testified that she helped cover up the murder and rape of Marriott, whose body has never been found.
“It was just a generalized thing,” McDonough said. “It was (bondage and sexual dominance) gone wrong, that ropes were involved and that she suffocated by accident. That’s what the plan B was.”
He asked McDonough again Friday about the agreement she reached with prosecutors in July 2013.
“Are you afraid that your plea bargain will fall like a house of cards if you admit to the lies you told the grand jury?” he asked.
As the trial ended its third week, Houran acknowledged it was running longer than initially expected and praised the jury, saying the group of nine women and seven men “has shown a remarkable ability to stay focused and attentive throughout the trial, including the eight-plus days of (McDonough’s) testimony.”
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