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Komisarjevsky Family (Defense Exhibit 1161/Courtesy Judicial Dept/)

Komisarjevsky Family’s Religious Beliefs Outlined At Penalty Phase

A jury heard testimony Tuesday about angels and demons as lawyers for a Connecticut man charged in a deadly 2007 home invasion continued to introduce evidence about his family’s religious beliefs as they attempt to spare him from the death penalty.

11/15/2011

Komisarjevsky family (Defense exhibit 1170/Courtesy Judicial Dept)

Pastor: Komisarjevsky Said He’d Seen Demon

Joshua Komisarjevsky, facing a possible death sentence for killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters Hayley and Michaela, saw a demon as a teen while making a pipe bomb, a pastor told a jury Wednesday.

11/02/2011

Komisarjevsky Family Portrait Defense exhibit 1160 Courtesy Judicial Dept

Komisarjevsky Sister Says Family Avoided Treatment Because Of Fear Of State Involvement

The sister of a Connecticut man convicted of killing a woman and her two daughters during a brutal home invasion testified Tuesday that her parents didn’t get counseling outside of church after he sexually abused her because they feared the state could break up the family.

11/01/2011

Joshua Komisarjevsky (Courtesy Judicial Department)

Pastor Testifies On Teen Komisarjevsky

A pastor has recalled a Connecticut man facing a possible death sentence for a gruesome home invasion as a smart and caring teenager, but admitted he saw only one side of him and was heartbroken by the crime.

10/28/2011

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

Penalty Phase Begins In Komisarjevsky Trial

Joshua Komisarjevsky’s attorney told the jury his client was sexually abused for years as a child but his ultra-eligious family failed to get him proper help.This phase of the trial is to decide whether Komisarjevsky, already convicted in the Cheshire home invasion murders of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters Hayley and Michaela should be sentenced to death.

10/25/2011

Cheshire Police Officer, Wife Face Charges in Dog Dispute

Authorities say a dispute over a stray dog has resulted in charges against a Cheshire police officer and his wife.

10/16/2011

Joshua Komisarjevsky, Steven Hayes (Courtesy Department of Correction)

Hayes Letters Rejected As New Evidence; Deliberations Begin

A judge denied an effort Wednesday by attorneys for a Connecticut man charged with killing a woman and her two daughters in a home invasion to reopen their defense based on letters from a co-defendant claiming he had committed numerous murders in the past.

10/12/2011

(Credit:  Department of Correction)

Closing Arguments At Komisarjevsky Trial

A man charged with killing a woman and her two daughters has been playing a “blame game” against his co-defendant, but it took two men to carry out the brutal 2007 home invasion, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday.

10/11/2011

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

Komisarjevsky Defense Rests

Attorneys for a man charged with killing a woman and her two daughters in a brutal home invasion rested their defense with a psychologist saying the man’s history of sexual and drug abuse and concussions increased the likelihood of criminal activity.

10/06/2011

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

Defense Psychologist Testifies Of Komisarjevsky Abuse, Concussions

A man charged in a 2007 home invasion that killed a mother and her two daughters said he was repeatedly sexually abused as a child and burned in the process, a psychologist hired by the defense testified Wednesday.

10/05/2011

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