Komisarjevsky Defense Rests

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Defense attorneys have rested in their efforts to persuade a jury to spare a Connecticut man the death penalty for killing a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion.

Attorneys for Joshua Komisarjevsky  ended their defense Tuesday in New Haven Superior Court. The Hartford Courant reports that prosecutors began a brief rebuttal before the jury that convicted Komisarjevsky decides whether he should get life in prison or a death sentence.

Closing arguments are expected Friday, with jury deliberations starting Monday. The sentencing phase began Oct. 25.

Komisarjevsky and co-defendant Steven Hayes were convicted of capital felony and other charges stemming from the killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, at their Cheshire home.

Hayes is on death row.
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Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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