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Testimony To Resume In Conn. Home Invasion Trial

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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.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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