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(Courtesy Judicial Department)

Jury Gets Death Penalty Case

The death penalty portion of the Cheshire home invasion murder trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky has now gone to the jury.

12/05/2011

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)

Komisarjevsky Defense Rests

Defense attorneys have rested in the penalty phase of the trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky in the Cheshire home invasion murders of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters Hayley and Michaela.

11/29/2011

Joshua Komisarjevsky (Courtesy Judicial Department)

Psychologist: ‘Toxic Stew’ In Komisarjevsky Upbringing

A psychologist says Joshua Komisarjevsky suffered a “toxic stew” of childhood sexual abuse, uncontrollable mood swings and concussions.

11/28/2011

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

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

Psychiatrist: Komisarjevsky Was Suicidal After Cheshire Murders

A psychiatrist says a Connecticut man convicted of killing a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion told him the crime got out of control and that he felt so remorseful he was suicidal.

11/22/2011

Joshua Komisarjevsky (Courtesy Judicial Department)

Witness Calls Komisarjevsky A Typical Troubled Teenager

A man convicted of killing a woman and her two daughters in a home invasion was a typical troubled teen, despite claims that he heard voices, molested his sister, wore his dead dog’s collar and was found with bomb-making materials, the director of a Christian residential program testified Monday.

11/21/2011

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

Jury Will See Komisarjevsky Daughter’s Tape

A Connecticut judge has restricted who can see videotaped testimony by the 9-year-old daughter of a man convicted of killing three people in a 2007 home invasion.

11/17/2011

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