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Jury deliberate for 5th day in sentencing of man in 2007 Conn. home invasion that left 3 dead
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) ' A Connecticut jury is in its fifth day of deliberations on whether a man convicted of killing a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion should get the death penalty or life in prison.
Jurors are weighing punishment for Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sar-JEV'-skee), who was convicted in October of killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters. The girls, ages 11 and 17, were tied to their beds and left to die in a fire.
His accomplice, Steven Hayes, is on death row for strangling Hawke-Petit and killing the girls. The Komisarjevsky jurors have now been deliberating about as long as Hayes' jury did before deciding on the sentence.
Jurors restarted their deliberations in New Haven on Friday afternoon ' later than usual because a juror had a morning appointment.