Dr. William Petit
A Connecticut man has been sentenced to death for killing a woman and her two daughters during a night of terror in their suburban home.
Jurors are weighing punishment for Joshua Komisarjevsky, who was convicted in October of killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters.
The jury that convicted Komisarjevsky of murder will now decide whether he should be put to death or sentenced to life without parole.
The evidence was presented by prosecutors in the trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky, who faces a possible death sentence if convicted.
Dr. William Petit testified in New Haven Superior Court in the trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky, who faces a possible death sentence if convicted.
Komisarjevsky’s attorneys cited comments Sen. Edith Prague made to an online political newspaper, Ct News Junkie, in which she said Komisarjevsky should be hung by his genitals from a tree.
The trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky started last week with jury selection, a process that could take months as prospective jurors are questioned by prosecutors and defense attorneys.
The judge told attorneys before prospective jurors were brought into New Haven Superior Court that any who cry or panic when they learn the graphic nature of the case would be excused.
Attorneys for Joshua Komisarjevsky are seeking to have New Haven Superior Court Judge Jon Blue removed from his trial. Another judge will consider the request Tuesday.
The stage is now set for another death penalty trial in the home invasion murders of a mother and her two children in Connecticut.
A psychiatrist says the Connecticut man convicted in a deadly home invasion told him he wanted to take the stand and encourage a jury to give him the death sentence.
Lawyers for Steven Hayes cited the writings of his co-defendant who described how his “dark shadow was let loose” as he beat Dr. William Petit and terrorized his wife and two daughters.
Prosecutors have rested their case after calling a court clerk to testify about Steven Hayes’ long criminal record.
Attorneys for convicted murderer Steven Hayes argued they should be allowed to bring up the cost of executions when jurors consider whether to impose the death penalty.
A jury that heard eight days of gruesome testimony about a Connecticut family’s night of horror has convicted a paroled burglar of killing a mother and her two daughters.
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