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Komisarjevsky Wants To Address Court

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Joshua Komisarjevsky in 2007 left, and 2011 right.  (Courtesy Department of Correction)

Joshua Komisarjevsky in 2007 left, and 2011 right. (Courtesy Department of Correction)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A defendant in the Cheshire home invasion case has asked the court for permission to address comments allegedly made by a man who lost his wife and two daughters in the attack.

An order from the New Haven Superior Court says attorneys for Joshua Komisarjevsky filed the motion Friday afternoon.

The motion describing the remarks by Dr. William Petit and the proposed response by Komisarjevsky was ordered sealed until Monday, pending further review. The court order says the sealing is necessary to preserve an interest that overrides the public interest in seeing the material.

Komisarjevsky and a co-defendant, Steven Hayes, were charged with killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters during the 2007 home invasion. Hayes was sentenced to death last year.

        (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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