Steven Hayes, who is on death row at Northern Correctional Institution in Somers, describes himself as an orthodox Jew and claims he’s been requesting a kosher diet since May 2013.
Lawyers for Joshua Komisarjevsky asked the Connecticut Supreme Court last week to hold an evidentiary hearing, reverse Komisarjevsky’s convictions and order a new trial.
Petit’s wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion in Cheshire.
Steven Hayes, now on death row for the 2007 murders of a Cheshire woman and her two daughters during a home invasion, is speaking out from prison.
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.
A judge has denied a request by convicted murderer Joshua Komisarjevsky for a new trial in the home invasion killings of a woman and her two daughters, saying he received a fair trial.
The jury deliberated over the span of five days before returning the verdict against Joshua Komisarjevsky, who will join his accomplice Steven Hayes on Connecticut’s death row.
Jurors are weighing punishment for Joshua Komisarjevsky, who was convicted in October of killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters.
It’s the third day of deliberations for a Connecticut jury on whether a man convicted of killing a woman and her two daughters in a home invasion should get the death penalty or life in prison.
The jury deliberated about five hours Tuesday and will continue their discussions Wednesday. Judge Jon Blue suggested they could go later in the day.
The jury that convicted Komisarjevsky of murder will now decide whether he should be put to death or sentenced to life without parole.
Komisarjevsky was found guilty of all counts against him — 17 in total — including aiding the murder of Hawke-Petit and guilty of murdering Hayley and Michaela Petit.
For the first time in four years the public is hearing the voice of Cheshire home invasion suspect Joshua Komisarjevsky. The police confession tapes give a glimpse of what was going on inside his mind back in July 2007.
Dr. William Petit testified in New Haven Superior Court in the trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky, who faces a possible death sentence if convicted.
The trial of 31-year-old Joshua Komisarjevsky, charged with the killings of a woman and her two daughters during a home invasion in 2007, got off to a contentious start today.