NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)  A man who taught Sunday school to a Connecticut man facing a possible death sentence for a deadly home invasion has told a jury that the defendant got mixed up with a satanic cult as a teenager.

Armen Abrahamian testified Thursday is the sentencing phase of Joshua Komisarjevsky’s (koh-mih-sar-JEV’-skee) trial.  Komisarjevsky faces life in prison or the death penalty for killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters in their Cheshire home in 2007.

Abrahamian says that around 1995, one of Komisarjevsky’s mentors rescued him from a home where a satanic ritual was taking place. The mentor has since died.

Abrahamian described Komisarjevsky as a troubled teen who wanted to run away.  The defense says his religious family was opposed to psychological counseling and medications.
     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  1. Mayor says:

    oh please…. He is a a-hole plain and simple and a coward that cant take ownership for what he did….. just hook him up to a down wire and turn the power back on….

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