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Mom: Komisarjevsky Visited Porn Sites Before Home Invasion

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By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – The mother of a Connecticut man facing a possible death sentence for killing a woman and her two daughters in a home invasion testified Monday she suspected he was visiting hundreds of pornographic adult websites days before the crime.

Jude Komisarjevsky testified in the sentencing phase of her son Joshua Komisarjevsky’s trial. Joshua Komisarjevsky was convicted of killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters in their Cheshire home in July 2007. The girls died of smoke inhalation after the house was doused in gas and set on fire.

His mother said the computer indicated he visited more than 900 adult porn websites. About five days before the crime, she said she saw him on the computer around 2 a.m. with an angry look on his face.

Jude Komisarjevsky said her son’s electronic monitoring bracelet was removed days before the crime. She said he immediately started staying out late at night and complained about a lack of money even though he had no bills to pay because he was living with her and her husband.

She said her son left the house late the night of the crime and she feared he was up to no good because he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt he used in the past to commit burglaries. When she heard a family had died in a fire nearby, she feared her son could have been involved.

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

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