Testimony To Resume In Conn. Home Invasion Trial
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Testimony will continue in the trial of a Connecticut man to determine whether he should receive a death sentence for killing a woman and her two daughters in a home invasion.
Steven Hayes was convicted in New Haven Superior Court, where testimony resumes Monday.
Hayes was convicted earlier this month of killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela, at their Cheshire home in 2007.
The jury will decide whether he deserves execution or life in prison. A psychiatrist testified last week that Hayes told him he wanted to testify and “look like a monster” by expressing no remorse so that the jury would impose capital punishment.
But the psychiatrist said he did not know if Hayes genuinely wanted the death penalty.
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