Judge Jon Blue
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.
Attorneys for Joshua Komisarjevsky argued evidence showed that co-defendant, Steven Hayes, killed Jennifer Hawke Petit and lit the fire that lead to the deaths of her daughters.
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.
Attorneys for a man condemned to die for a deadly home invasion tried to convince a judge Wednesday that the jury was unduly swayed by emotion, but the judge said the jurors’ reactions were natural given the crime’s “unimaginable horror.”
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.