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Jury resumes deliberations in home invasion case
Jury begins 2nd day of deliberations in trial of man charged in fatal Conn. home invasion
By The Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) ' A jury has begun its second day of deliberations in the trial of a Connecticut man charged with killing a woman and her two daughters during a night of terror inside their suburban home.

Jurors who heard the case against Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sar-JEV'-skee) deliberated for about four hours Wednesday and resumed deliberations Thursday morning.

Komisarjevsky could face the death penalty if convicted of capital felony charges in the 2007 attack.

Authorities say he and a co-defendant, Steven Hayes, broke into the family's Cheshire home, beat Dr. William Petit with a bat, tied his family up and forced his wife to withdraw money from a bank. The house was set on fire and the girls died from smoke inhalation.

Komisarjevsky has blamed Hayes for killing the family. Hayes was convicted last year and is on Connecticut's death row.

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