Joshua Komisarjevsky

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2nd Man Convicted in Home Invasion, Murders

Joshua Komisarjevsky will now face the death penalty

(Newser) - A second man has been convicted in the murders of a mother and her two daughters during a home invasion in Connecticut. Joshua Komisarjevsky, the alleged mastermind, was found guilty of all 17 counts today and now faces a death penalty hearing, reports the Hartford Courant . His accomplice, Steven Hayes,... More »

Death Penalty Jury Hears Co-Defendant's Journal Entries

He wrote about Connecticut victims

(Newser) - The convicted murderer of a Connecticut woman and her two daughters has attempted suicide several times since the horrific crime . A Yale psychiatry professor interviewed Steven Hayes several times and told the court today of his attempts. Though his lawyers are fighting for life in prison, Hayes said he'd prefer... More »

Horrific Conn. Triple-Murder Case Goes to Jury

Defendant may face death penalty for Hawke-Petit murders

(Newser) - Jurors finished their first day of deliberations in the case of Steven J. Hayes, a parolee accused of sexually assaulting and murdering a Connecticut woman and her two daughters in a horrifically brutal home invasion , reports the New York Times . The jury did not reach a verdict before going home... More »

Conn. Cops: Defendants Took Photos of Victims

More brutal testimony and evidence in triple-murder trial

(Newser) - Jurors had to sit through more horrific testimony today in the murder trial of one of two men accused of sexually assaulting and murdering a Connecticut woman and her two daughters in a home invasion, the Hartford Courant reports. Among other things, police described photos they found on the men's... More »

Trial of Burglar Accused of Murdering Family Begins

Mother, two daughters were killed

(Newser) - In July of 2007, two lifetime criminals, Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky, broke into the Petit family home in New Haven, Connecticut. They are accused of horrific crimes—raping and killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit, sexually abusing one of her daughters before killing her, and killing another daughter by setting the house... More »

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