Death Penalty

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

Closing Arguments In Komisarjevsky Trial

The prosecutor has told the jury that Joshua Komisarjevsky and Stephen Hayes created “the ultimate house of horrors” in the 2007 Cheshire home invasion murders of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters Hayley and Michaela.

12/02/2011

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

Jurors See Videotape Of Komisarjevsky’s Daughter

Defense attorneys played a videotaped interview of a 9-year-old girl whose father is facing a possible death sentence for a home invasion that killed three people even though their client objected, saying he didn’t want his daughter to feel compelled to help “one of the most hated people in America.”

11/23/2011

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

Judge Denies Komisarjevsky Request, Says Daughter’s Interview Should Be Played

Joshua Komisarjevsky, facing a possible death sentence for the Cheshire home invasion that killed three people, told the judge that he didn’t want the jury to see a videotaped interview of his 9-year-old daughter, because he didn’t want her to feel compelled to help “one of the most hated people in America.”

11/23/2011

Jude and Joshua Komisarjevsky (Courtesy Judicial Department)

Komisarjevsky’s Mother Takes Stand

The tearful mother of a convicted Connecticut home invasion killer told a jury Tuesday her son is shocked at his role in the crime and she blames it on sexual abuse he suffered as a child.

11/22/2011

Todd Rizzo (Courtesy Department of Correction)

Death Sentence Upheld In Bludgeoning Murder Of Waterbury Teen

The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld both the state’s death penalty law and the death sentence of a man who killed a 13-year-old boy with a sledgehammer in 1997.

11/21/2011

File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Life Sentence, No Release For Defendant In Child’s Death

A man who killed a 7-year-old girl in West Haven has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release, after a state prosecutor declined to seek the death penalty.

08/19/2011

File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Death-Row Inmate’s Appeal Rejected

A Superior Court judge has rejected the latest appeal from a death-row inmate who was convicted of killing a police officer in 1992.

07/07/2011

In this file photo, a death penalty opponent attended a public hearing at the Legislative Office Building March 7. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Victim Relatives Opposing Execution Feel Ignored

Relatives of murder victims who oppose execution say Sen. Edith Prague was too busy to meet with them.

05/30/2011

File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bridgeport Man Could Be Sentenced To Death After Triple Murder Conviction

A Bridgeport man has been convicted of killing three people in the city in 2005 and now a jury will decide whether he should receive the death penalty.

05/23/2011

williams donald state senate 2007

Death Penalty Repeal Dead

Senate President says votes are not there for death penalty bill

05/20/2011

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