Conn. Cops: Defendants Took Photos of Victims

More brutal testimony and evidence in triple-murder trial
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2010 4:03 PM CDT
Conn. Cops: Defendants Took Photos of Victims
This June 2007 photo shows William Petit with daughters Michaela, front, Hayley, center rear, and his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit.   (AP Photo/William Petit)

(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 cell phones of the victims. Husband William Petit, who survived but was beaten, left the courtroom during the most graphic moments.

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Also revealed are texts between the men the next before the attack.

  • Hayes: "I'm chomping at the bit to get started. I need a margarita soon"
  • Hayes: "are we still on?
  • Joshua Komisarjevsky: "yes"
  • Komisarjevsky (who had a then 5-year-old daughter): "Putting kid to bed hold your horses"
  • Hayes: "Dude the horses want to get loose lol"
(Read more Steven Hayes stories.)

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