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No Verdict After Day 3 Of Cheshire Deliberations

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Steven Hayes - File / Photo: Connecticut State Police via AP

Steven Hayes – File / Photo: Connecticut State Police via AP

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – Jurors finished deliberating Sunday without a verdict as they tried to determine the fate of a man convicted of murdering a mother and her two daughters in their home.

The jury will be back in court Monday morning at 9:45 a.m.

Steven Hayes was convicted of murdering Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters in 2007.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan reports


The 12 jurors did not meet a consensus during rare Saturday and Sunday sessions, and at one point asked for a read back of testimony.

The victims’ family said they’re frustrated with the lengthy deliberations.

“This is the first time I cried in a while. It’s really hard to go home with things being really unresolved. I wish we could have seen a conclusion, but I’m sure there will be one whether we are here or not,” said Cynthia Hawke-Renn, Jennifer’s sister.

The jury is deciding whether Hayes should receive life in prison or the death penalty.

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