Condition of Judge in Hayes Trial Upgraded to "Good"

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut judge presiding at the trial of a man charged in a deadly home invasion remains hospitalized, but a hospital spokesman says his condition has been upgraded to good from fair.

Yale-New Haven Hospital spokesman Mark D’Antonio told The Associated Press that Judge Jon Blue remained at the hospital with an undisclosed ailment Monday morning. D’Antonio says it’s not clear when the 61-year-old judge will be discharged.

The trial of Steven Hayes, which began last week, was supposed to resume Monday morning in New Haven Superior Court, but has been postponed until Wednesday.

Hayes and another man are charged in the killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her 11- and 17-year-old daughters at their Cheshire home in 2007. They face the possibility of the death penalty if convicted.

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