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.READ MORE: Campaign 2021: Early Voting Begins In New Jersey And New York City
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.READ MORE: NYPD: 23-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death During Lower East Side Robbery
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.MORE NEWS: Parts Of Cross Island Parkway To Close Sunday For LIRR Work Near UBS Arena
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